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Authoritative, highly readable, wonderfully illustrated, and just plain interesting. Students of neuroscience will finally learn where all those ideas and terms came from that we now use with regularity. Only Glickstein could have achieved all of this. -- Michael Gazzaniga This book is a must for anyone interested in the historical antecedents of the concepts and ideas that preoccupy today's neuroscientists. -- Leo M. Chalupa, The George Washington University Mitch Glickstein weaves the history of neuroscience into the presentation of the basic concepts of neuroscience. Both the salient scientists and their experiments are recounted with a wry sense of humor. If you want to read or teach neuroscience in the context of its historical development, this is your book. -- Robert H. Wurtz, National Institutes of Health Neuroscience by Mitchell Glickstein is a delightful mixture of the factual and historical underpinnings of neurology and neuroscience from one of the field's greatest scholars. -- Michael N. Shadlen, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Professor of Neuroscience, Columbia University

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Mitchell Glickstein is Emeritus Professor of Neuroscience at University College London. He has held research and teaching positions at Caltech, University of Washington, Brown University, and Dartmouth College.


Generalists, and even specialists, looking for a good overview of neuroscience will find that Glickstein's contribution is solid.-Leonardo Reviews

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