Help me find a concise history of modern neuroscience?
February 26, 2010 3:25 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for a good, generalist (and preferably concise) account of the history of modern neuroscience.
posted by toomuchkatherine to science & nature (9 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
It could be a book, an article, several articles, etc. I'm doing research for a piece that I have to write faster than I would really like to, which touches on our transition from a purely psychological/Freudian understanding of consciousness, to a neuroscientific one. I want to touch on the development of the neuron theory, the discovery of neurotransmitters, etc., with an eye to eventually talking about the invention of modern antidepressants.
I've read some stuff about all this in bits and pieces but most of that was a long time ago and I need to refresh my memory...fast.
It must already be obvious, but I am not a scientist nor writing for a scientific audience.