How we think, feel, move, remember, imagine, and experience the outside world and out own bodies is the domain of neuroscience. For millennia, the workings of the brain and nerves could be approached only through superstition and conjecture. Then, in the 19th century, neuroscience began to cast light on this most complex of our bodily systems. This book traces the development of neurscince, from ancient beliefs to the technologies of the present day. Book jacket.