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It's amazing how something so insanely out of date can be so useful. Although I think I've probably been saying 'out of date' to all of the neuroscience textbooks I've been reading, this one is particularly striking. The nineties (and to a somewhat less dramatic extent, the last ten years) have been a time of massive changes and advances in the study of neural development, mostly due to the advances in molecular biology techniques that came into wide use over the period. Reading about the state ...more
Dale Purves (born March 11, 1938) is Geller Professor of Neurobiology Emeritus in the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences where he remains Research Professor with additional appointments in the department of Psychology and Brain Sciences, and the department of Philosophy at Duke University. He earned a B.A. from Yale University in 1960 and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1964.