A History of the Brain, Podcasted

BBC Radio 4 has been running a series by Dr. Geoff Bunn of Manchester Metropolitan University, who takes the listener on a journey through 5,000 years of human understanding of the brain.  He starts with fossil skulls that suggest trepanation, the oldest form of neurosurgery—quite literally a hole in the head.  The latest one posted covers the 18th century curiosity with electricity, and how that influenced ideas about the brain.  I’m particularly looking forward to the next hundred years…

Shout to Mindhacks, where I found these.  You can check them out on iTunes, or here.

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