Emilie Reas is community editor for PLOS Neuroscience and a postdoctoral fellow at UC San Diego. She currently studies how the brain changes with aging and disease. In addition to her tweets for @PLOSNeuro she is @etreas.
By Elena Blanco-Suárez One of the most common metaphors in neuroscience is that the brain is like a computer. Yet this comparison fails to illustrate how complex our brains are. The brain, like a computer,