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Headhunters: The Pioneers of Neuroscience

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Description for Headhunters: The Pioneers of Neuroscience Paperback. How did the human brain evolve? Why did it evolve as it did? What is man's place in evolution? This book explores the big ideas about the brain, the nervous system and man's place in history. It reveals how science actually works - the passions, the irrational flashes, the moments of insight; the big ideas that work and turn out to be wrong. Num Pages: 336 pages. BIC Classification: PDX; PDZ; PSAN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 131 x 197 x 22. Weight in Grams: 286.
How did the human brain evolve? Why did it evolve as it did? What is man’s place in evolution? In the final decades of the nineteenth century, these questions began to occupy scientists. With Darwin’s theory of evolution now accepted, modern neuroscience began. Headhunters traces the intellectual journey of four men who met at Cambridge in the 1890s and whose lives interlinked for the next three decades – William Rivers, Grafton Elliot Smith, Charles Myers and William McDougall. It follows their voyages of discovery, taking the reader from anthropological field studies in Melanesia and archaeological excavations in Egypt to ... Read more

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About Ben Shephard
Ben Shephard was a producer on World at War and The Nuclear Age and has made numerous documentaries for the BBC and Channel Four. He is the author of the critically acclaimed War of Nerves: Soldiers and Psychiatrists, 1914–1994, After Daybreak: The Liberation of Belsen, 1945 and The Long Road Home: The Aftermath of the Second World War (Bodley Head, ... Read more

Reviews for Headhunters: The Pioneers of Neuroscience
Arrestingly original and beautifully written
John Gray
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Studious and fascinating… A smart, enjoyable book
Doug Johnstone
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Fascinating and instructive… This is an excellent and subtle book – part biography, part intellectual history – that tells us about the difficulties of trying to understand ourselves
Henry Marsh
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