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Neurotransmissions: Connectomics – Unraveling a Society of Cells with Dr. Jeff Lichtman


Humans have 10 times more neurons in our brain than there are people on the earth, so how do these billions of cells manage to all work together? Misha, Ben, and Joe sit down with Dr. Jeff Lichtman, professor of Neuroscience at Harvard University, to talk about his work understanding the complexity of how neurons connect with one another. We discuss recent technological breakthroughs and shortcomings in traditional microscopy, and whether we can transfer our consciousness onto computers.