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  1. Well, first of all, it is not so poorly studied when compared with what was known about it some 40-50 years ago. Brain science has made significant strides in recent decades, especially with the exponential growth of computing power and the development of information technology and electronics.�

    Secondly, a necessary condition for studying an object is that it should be simpler and more primitive than the means of studying it. Our own brains are the most powerful means of cognition, and almost everything else in the known universe is simpler. But with the brain itself, this condition ceases to be fulfilled.

  2. Knowing the brain is a topic that borders on answering the “question about the meaning of life, the universe, and in general.” The object and subject of knowledge merge, revealing many contradictions and even, to some extent, philosophical questions. Methods of cognition of the brain used to be quite modest-psychological tests, understanding of the anatomical structure. Only the discovery of magnetic resonance forms of research, the implantation of electrodes allowed us to get closer to understanding the work of the most mysterious organ. Research methods are being improved, interest in the brain is huge, and brain consortia have been established in America, as well as in Europe, China, and Japan. Russia is trying to keep up, but there are fewer resources. The growth in the number of patents related to brain discoveries is huge, and it is the implementation of these patents in technology that we will see in the next 20 years. The areas of these patents are wide: drugs for “brain” diseases (for example, schizophrenia, alzheimer's, autism are being investigated), implant management, techniques that allow you to manage / detect this or that social behavior. I am particularly interested in the topic of the Neural Network, which will replace the Internet, and in the next 20 years, it is assumed that all the prerequisites for its emergence will be realized.

    Well, on the topic: I came across the channel in telegram: https://telegram.me/NeuroScienceRu about the latest discoveries in the field of brain research. I read it avidly. And I'm not ashamed to recommend it to you.

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