Neurology: The Chemistry of Learning

Man has been developing his brain for a million years or more, but only in the past seven years has research into its workings assumed significant dimensions. Last week in Manhattan, 70 of the world's leading experts on brain processes met at a New York Academy of Medicine symposium sponsored jointly by the Manfred Sakel Institute* and the Foundation for Research on the Nervous System. In sum, what the researchers had to say was that when brains work, the reaction is chemical —and complex.

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