About this book
A rising star in neuroscience embarks on the bold and thrilling quest to finally understand who we are by understanding the brain and how it works.
The author is at the forefront of a revolution in neuroscience. He believes that our identity lies not in our genes, but in the connections between our brain cells - our own particular wiring, or connectomes. This book tells the story of how the author and a group of researchers are mapping these connections, neuron by neuron, synapse by synapse.