Best of 2016: Network Neuroscience

There was an intriguing exchange back and forth late 2015 that played out in the journal Nature Reviews Neuroscience which I only discovered early 2016. It started out with a review by Yuste which makes the case that neuroscience should expand beyond the “neuron doctrine”, placing the single neuron at the conceptual center of neuroscience, to a paradigm that includes neural networks more fully. The rationale is that networks “can form physiological units and generate emergent functional properties and states”.

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