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Headhunters: The Search for a Science of the Mind [Kindle Edition]

Ben Shephard
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"Arrestingly original and beautifully written" (John Gray Literary Review)

"Studious and fascinating… A smart, enjoyable book" (Doug Johnstone Big Issue)

"Fascinating and instructive… This is an excellent and subtle book – part biography, part intellectual history – that tells us about the difficulties of trying to understand ourselves" (Henry Marsh The Times)

"A rich and stimulating account of the first truly modern attempt to understand the mysteries of the mind" (Orlando Bird Financial Times)

"The book gives a powerful sense of human science being forged" (Charlotte Sleigh BBC History Magazine)

"A stimulating and intellectual biography of a group of scholars" (Jonathan Eaton Times Higher Education)

"An entertaining elegy for an era that has vanished... An era in which smart, ambitious scientists could cross disciplines with greater ease than they could cross oceans. For most modern scientists it is now the other way round" (Lancet)

"Lively and engaging... An important account of the first steps towards the creation of a science of the mind" (Chris Nancollas Tablet)

Book Description

A thrilling intellectual history and group biography that explores the origins of modern neuroscience at the turn of the twentieth century.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5219 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital (12 Jun 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IA4C8P8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #282,135 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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eclectic study of the personalities and methods of late nineteenth century explorers in the social and psychological disciplines as they were beginning to take shape
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From the title I expected more science and less biography
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