13 December 2009
A Hole in the Head: More Tales in the History of Neuroscience
Charles G Gross' latest book (a review will be published here eventually) possesses some fascinating passages including a chapter considering the origins of the "Grandmother Cell" - the idea that an individual neuron can possess a single and complex psychological percept. Graduate students looking for a dissertation topic might read pages 263-283. The history set out by Gross should be told and would be timely.