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PLoS Biol. 2015 May 12;13(5):e1002147. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002147. eCollection 2015 May.

Understanding brains: details, intuition, and big data.

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Volen Center and Biology Department, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States of America.

Abstract

Understanding how the brain works requires a delicate balance between the appreciation of the importance of a multitude of biological details and the ability to see beyond those details to general principles. As technological innovations vastly increase the amount of data we collect, the importance of intuition into how to analyze and treat these data may, paradoxically, become more important.

PMID:
25965068
PMCID:
PMC4428625
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pbio.1002147
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