With the release of the NIH BRAIN Initiative grants, it’s become clear that there’s a big disconnect between members of the different subfields: people working molecular neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, systems neuroscience, etc. I’m just as bad as anyone else so I thought it may be useful to know who are the, say, five most important influences to their work?
For me, the names would have to be (in no particular order):
1. Eve Marder
2. Bill Bialek
3. Rachel Wilson
4. Krishna Shenoy/Mark Churchland
5. Cori Bargmann