Neuroscience and surgery, and what we’ve yet to learn

May 26, 2015

Were you following along last week with our three-part series on the discoveries neuroscientists are making about toxic stress in the brain, how it affects kids in poverty and how the research is influencing one mother? We were thinking about those stories today, reading this "Fresh Air" interview with neurosurgeon Henry Marsh. Especially this quote:

My thoughts don't feel like electric chemistry, but that is what they are. I find it quite a consoling thought that our modern scientific view of the world which has explained so much, we can't even begin to explain how consciousness, how sensation arises out of electric chemistry, but the fact of the matter is it does.

And how much more we have yet to learn.