Historical Underpinnings of Neuroscience
Lecture no. 1 from the course: Understanding the Brain
Taught by Professor Jeanette Norden | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Our picture of the brain has changed markedly since antiquity, when it was considered an organ of minor importance. This lecture traces the major paradigm shifts in our understanding of the brain and the contributions of such pioneers as Leonardo da Vinci, René Descartes, and Thomas Willis, the "father of neurology."