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SOUL MADE FLESH: The Discovery of the Brain--and How It Changed the World

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Seventeenth-century England forms the tumultuous backdrop for science journalist Zimmer's account of the handful of thinkers who established that the brain, not the heart, was the seat of the soul.The author singles out as his hero Thomas Willis, a name best known today among anatomy students for the "circle of Willis," a ring of blood vessels at the base of the brain. A poor boy educated in ... Read full review

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