The Natural and Medical Sciences Programme

2) Human Brains and Societies

The human brain remains one of the most challenging scientific problems. In spite of progress
being made within neuroscience research, we are far from understanding how the 100 billion
individual neurons of a typical brain can work together and produce thoughts and mind. A
collaboration between brain researchers and evolutionary biologists has good chances of resulting
in enhanced comprehension, but also philosophers, cognitive science researchers and psychologists
may be able to contribute to new findings.

Professor Dan Larhammar, Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University