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David Cox
Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology and Computer Science, Harvard University
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“The brain can do things computers can’t. We still don’t know the software of the brain, so we have to study its wiring and circuitry and build computer systems that work the same way,” says David Cox, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Computer Science, Harvard University.

Author: David Cox is an of Molecular and Cellular Biology and of Computer Science, and is a member of the Center for Brain Science at Harvard University.

Image: A boy has his brain scanned for research purposes. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon.

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