The human brain’s deepest secrets may finally be within our grasp. Galloping through centuries of wild speculation and ingenious, sometimes macabre anatomical investigations, scientist and historian Matthew Cobb examines the latest theories. Chaired by Daniel Davis.

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Matthew Cobb is Professor of Zoology at the University of Manchester. His 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 the acclaimed histories The Resistance and Eleven Days in August. He is also the award-winning translator of books on the history of molecular biology, on Darwin’s ideas and on the nature of life.

Daniel M. Davis is a Professor of Immunology at the University of Manchester. He is the author of The Compatibility Gene (Penguin) and The Beautiful Cure (Vintage) which was a book of the year in The Telegraph, The Times and New Scientist. The Beautiful Cure has been described by Stephen Fry as ‘One of those books that makes you look at everything human in a new, challenging and thrilling way’. Davis has also published over 130 academic papers and is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. His books have been translated into 15 languages.


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