Dr Geoff Bunn journeys through 5,000 years of human understanding of the brain. Read more
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Dr Geoff Bunn journeys through 5,000 years of human understanding of the brain.
A Hole in the Head
Dr Geoff Bunn reflects on trepanation at the start of his cultural history of the brain.
The Blood of the Gladiators
Dr Geoff Bunn moves on to the debate in Ancient Greece as to the primacy of heart or brain
The Origin of Common Sense
Dr Geoff Bunn on early Christian and Islamic contributions to understanding of the brain.
Spirits in the Material World
Thomas Willis's pioneering attempt to correlate brain anatomy with function.
The Spark of Being
Dr Geoff Bunn examines the influence of the 18th-century preoccupation with electricity.
The Beast Within
The influence of evolutionary theory, phrenology and a hole in Phineas Gage's head.
Mind the Gap
Dr Geoff Bunn discovers that Freud's original contribution was via the microscope.
The Agony and the Ecstasy
Dr Geoff Bunn on how chemical transmission became a fundamental concept in neuroscience.
All or Nothing
The impact of the electroencephalograph (EEG), which made brain waves visible.
Dr Geoff Bunn discusses the impact of neurology on how we understand ourselves today.
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