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As scientists have developed more sophisticated methods and ideas, their understanding of how the brain works has shifted too.
Though a complete map of the brain’s connections is many years away, the mathematical theory of networks can help fill in some of the blank spots.
Deciphering how the brain’s circuitry produces thought and behavior is an ambitious and enticing goal on the scale of the Apollo Program or the Human Genome Project. But the neuroscientists involved in a new federal effort have many challenges ahead.