Connectomics wins generous funding and recruits gifted researchers. Still, even the field’s most ardent advocates say that necessary research tools have yet to be developed, and that practical benefits may not emerge for decades. Connectomics, then, may exhaust the public’s patience and put its future at risk.

Poll Question:
How might connectomics maintain lasting support?

At this point, connectomics advocates should focus on managing expectations.

Controversies could be sidestepped if we stopped using “connectomics” as a catch-all term.

Connectomics deserves all the hype it gets because it is on the verge of great discoveries.

Evangelize—“connectomics’ reach should exceed its grasp, or what’s a heaven for?”

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