Monday open question: Which neuroscientists have most influenced your thinking?

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

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One thought on “Monday open question: Which neuroscientists have most influenced your thinking?

  1. Interesting question! I’d say for me it’s a bit of a mixture.

    Mine would have to be:

    Roger Penrose, who introduced me to the idea of cognitive neuroscience by saying that AI is impossible due to Goedel’s theorem and sparked my interest in the subject.

    Ron Chrisley

    Mark Churchland

    Rudolf Carnap

    Margaret Boden

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