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How can we begin to understand the way the brain works? The same way we begin to understand a city: by making a map. In this visually stunning talk, Allan Jones shows how his team is mapping which genes are turned on in each tiny region, and how it all connects up.
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Jones's model of the brain is simply remarkable. It's fascinating to learn how we extract and store information, and it underlines how much more there is to learn about our brains. As Allan says, for those who are undaunted, but humbled by the complexity of the brain, the future awaits.

We all want to know if we’re normal—do I have enough friends? Should it take me this long to get over my ex? Should I move or stay where I am?

Endlessly curious data journalist Mona Chalabi NEEDS to know, and she’s ready to dive into the numbers to get some answers. But studies and spreadsheets don’t tell the whole story, so she’s consulting experts, strangers, and even her mum to fill in the gaps.

The answers might surprise you, and make you ask: does normal even exist? Listen now on Apple Podcasts.

Listen to Am I Normal? with Mona Chalabi on Apple Podcasts
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