Can a single human brain ever understand how a human brain works? Colón-Ramos argues not – but a network of brains might! Networks are an essential part of science, whether it is at the level of single neurons connecting to form a brain, or networked brains forming a scientific community. Colón-Ramos studies neural networks in the nematode C. elegans to uncover how neurons organize and communicate with each other to form the nervous system. Using the nervous system as a metaphor, he explains how our own brains, similar to neurons, are “wired to be wired”, and how scientists connect their brains to weave new knowledge.
Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology; Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Yale School of Medicine Continue Reading