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  • Crick on consciousness


    In the States of Mind exhibition at Wellcome Collection you’ll find a small section dedicated to Francis Crick’s work on the science of consciousness. Since the Library also has Crick’s personal papers, we decided to take a closer look at… Continue reading

  • The Brain: A Secret History


    Beginning last night on BBC4, The Brain: A Secret History, is a new three part documentary series which illustrates the history of attempts to understand and manipulate the brain. In the first episode of the series, ‘Mind Control’, presenter Dr… Continue reading

  • Why Reading Matters


    As part of BBC4‘s Why Reading Matters season, a documentary will air on Monday evening (9th February), also called Why Reading Matters: “Science writer Rita Carter tells the story of how modern neuroscience has revealed that reading, something most of… Continue reading

  • Medical history on the Radio This Week


    History of medicine features quite a lot on the airwaves this week. Mark Bostridge’s new biography of Florence Nightingale is Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4. You can hear Florence Nightingale: the Woman and her Legend, 9.45-10.00am, repeated… Continue reading