On the value of model diversity in neuroscience

Although neuroscientists focus on only very few animal species today, there are many important reasons to take advantage of model system diversity and embrace (anew) a comparative approach in modern brain research. Recent technological advances make this increasingly possible.

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Laurent, G. On the value of model diversity in neuroscience. Nat Rev Neurosci 21, 395–396 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41583-020-0323-1

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