DAVID NIELD | 5 JUL 2019 |


A  new research team used thousands of electron micrographs to build up a picture of their subject that foes further by charting every single connection between the nervous system and the rest of the organism. Although compared with a human being, the adult C. Elegans worm is an extremely simple organism, it offers a good starting point to begin to understand how the wiring of any animal is put together because as pointed out by Emmons, the roundworm nervous system contains many of the same molecules as the human nervous system, what we learn about the former can help us understand the latter. Furthermore, it serves as starting points for deciphering the neural control of C. elegans behaviour. This opens up our imagination to the day that humankind will understand the coding for behaviour and get to know the wiring of the human nervous system.

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