Q&A with Jonathan Pillow on dissecting the brain using math and neuroscience

Screen Shot 2015-08-11 at 11.50.07 AMThe brain is the ultimate big-data problem. Its billions of neurons give rise to numerous abilities, such as making decisions, interpreting color and even recognizing your best friend.Jonathan Pillow, a Princeton University assistant professor of psychology and thePrinceton Neuroscience Institute, aims to understand the brain by using math and statistics to make sense of the reams of information collected by brain-imaging studies.