The history and mystery of the brain: Matthew Cobb

From Saturday Morning, 10:05 am on 4 July 2020

Matthew Cobb is Professor of Zoology at the University of Manchester where his research focuses on the sense of smell, insect behaviour, and the history of science (also, maggots!).

His new book The Idea of the Brain traces the history of our understanding of the brain and how it works.

Cobb's previous books include Life's Greatest Secret:The Race to Discover the Genetic Code, which was shortlisted for the Royal Society Winton Book Prize, and histories The Resistance: The French Fight against the Nazis and Eleven Days in August: The Liberation of Paris in 1944.

Matthew Cobb - The Idea of the Brain

Matthew Cobb - The Idea of the Brain Photo: supplied