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Brain Ideas Through the Centuries

  • V. Srinivasa Chakravarthy
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Abstract

The story of what the human brain thought of itself over the millennia would be a very interesting read. From the days when men were not even certain about the status of the brain as the seat of mind and intelligence, to the present times of gene therapies and deep brain stimulation, brain science has come a long way. Like any other science history, history of the brain is a history of errors in our ideas about the brain. A study of historical questions in this science, followed by an account of some of the questions answered (or remain unanswered, like the vexing question of “consciousness”) in contemporary thinking, helps us arrive at a balanced and realistic perspective of contemporary knowledge in neuroscience.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indian Institute of Technology MadrasChennaiIndia

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