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Paperback | $30.00 Short | £20.95 | ISBN: 9780262571357 | 273 pp. | 7 x 9 in | July 1999

Brain, Vision, Memory

Tales in the History of Neuroscience


Charles G. Gross is an experimental neuroscientist who specializes in brain mechanisms in vision. He is also fascinated by the history of his field. In these engaging tales describing the growth of knowledge about the brain—from the early Egyptians and Greeks to the Dark Ages and the Renaissance to the present time—he attempts to answer the question of how the discipline of neuroscience evolved into its modern incarnation through the twists and turns of history.


About the Author

Charles G. Gross, a neuroscientist specializing in vision and the functions of the cerebral cortex, is Professor of Psychology at Princeton University. He is the author of Brain, Vision, Memory: Tales in the History of Neuroscience (MIT Press, 1998).


"Gross's tales of the history of neuroscience can be warmlyrecommended to all students of the brain, but especially to those whobelieve that history began when they were undergraduates. Informativeand amusing in equal part, Gross is as fair to those who were wildlywrong as to those who were (relatively) right. . . . Never less thanfascinating."
John C. Marshall, Nature