The Fuzzy and Techie of Neuroscience

Fuzzy and techie may be terms from Stanford University, and the title of my forthcoming book on the need for balance between the Liberal Arts and STEM, an end to the faux opposition. But they're also timeless terms that can describe the beauty and magic of many discoveries. Take, for example, the brilliance of Santiago Ramon y Cajal. According to Joanna Klein of the New York Times, he was "an artist, photographer, doctor, bodybuilder, scientist, chess player and publisher. He was also the father of modern neuroscience." He deftly merged art and science like so many great thinkers, and brought both the fuzzy and the techie into the field of neuroscience.