Firing Up the Neural Symphony

This article by Benedict Carey originally appeared in New York Times

(I included this article because I so appreciate the orchestra metaphor. – SA) Scientists are racing to treat brain disabilities with electrical stimulation. Here’s a metaphor to help make sense of the progress. … An orchestra metaphor is a good place to start. A brain humming along well is a Mozart-like production, with many diverse, specialized neural instruments synchronizing with each other to create a sense of unity.

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