Eve Marder on the Crucial Resilience of Neurons
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Behaviors are sometimes described as being "hardwired," but the work of the celebrated neuroscientist Eve Marder of Brandeis University has explored a crucial difference between neural circuits and engineered ones: Neurons need to be resilient in the face of their own ongoing biomolecular transformation. In this episode, host Steven Strogatz talks with Marder about "multiple solutions" as a key feature of life, the similarities between a crab's stomach and our shoulders, and the secret to a satisfying career in science. Read more at https://www.quantamagazine.org/eve-marder-on-the-crucial-resilience-of-neurons-20210517/.
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