Matthew Cobb

How does the brain work? For millennia people have pondered this question with limited understanding. Even today, with our superior knowledge and tools, our understanding of the brain and its processes is far from complete. In The Idea of the Brain, Matthew Cobb traces how people have thought about the brain over time, and how they often compare it to the technology of the day—from a hydraulic system to a supercomputer. What does this mean for future conceptualizations of the brain?