Books et al.Neuroscience

A history of the metaphorical brain

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Science  24 Apr 2020:
Vol. 368, Issue 6489, pp. 375
DOI: 10.1126/science.abc0421

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Physicists, biologists, psychologists, philosophers, mathematicians, and computer scientists work (sometimes together) to unravel the mysteries of how the brain, and by extension the mind, operates. This makes neuroscience a peculiar community—a wild confluence of different approaches, backgrounds, and specific interests. The Idea of the Brain by Matthew Cobb is a history of this struggle.

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