This on hold question is actually pretty interesting and I think a good candidate for reopening. I suggested an edit to clarify/add background/references, let me know if y'all think it looks good
Also figured I'd introduce myself--my name is Luigi and I'm a postbac fellow at the NIH. I'm a big fan of the Biology.SE community you guys have built here and I'd love to be more involved. I've been trying to answer some older unanswered Qs to help the site get ready for graduation but if there's anything else I can do that'd be helpful definitely let me know.
There's some neural network modeling research in computer science that's very interesting
The human brain is a pretty hard problem though
@WYSIWYG do you work from a mathematical or a more applied programming perspective?
And 10-12 papers in 4 years sounds like an outlier, I feel like it would be pretty difficult to be invested in that many uniquely publishable units especially when most PhDs seem so focused on their own projects