in november, radio 4 began a series of ten programmes on
the history of the brain. [link]
written by dr. geoff bunn, “[the series] covers 5000 years of understanding (and misunderstanding) of what the brain is and what it does from the ancient Egyptians to recent advances in neuroscience. It takes in the myths and fallacies about the brain and what that tells us about the culture of the times.”
each 15minute show is now available as a podcast on the radio4 website [link]. they tell an incredibly interesting story of how our understanding of the brain has changed over time, offering a fascinating insight into humanity’s changing ideas regarding medicine, religion, evolution, and mental health.
i am not convinced that very much of this information will make it’s way into my final project, but it has been one of the most interesting sources of research so far.