Colin Blakemore

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Colin Blakemore

Colin Blakemore is a British neurobiologist specializing in vision. He was formerly chief executive of the British Medical Research Council (MRC).


  • If the cells and fibres in one human brain were all stretched out end to end, they would certainly reach to the moon and back. Yet the fact that they are not arranged end to end enabled man to go there himself. The astonishing tangle within our heads makes us what we are.
    • Mechanics of the Mind (1977, Cambridge University Press).

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