Science: The Impresario of the Brain

"To understand man, we have to understand the brain."

If man ever succeeds in reaching this goal, most neuroscientists today agree that much of the credit will belong to the author of that statement, Dr. Francis Otto Schmitt, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Although he is a skilled researcher in molecular biology, Schmitt is best known in his profession as a scientific impresario. He is the founder, chairman and most enthusiastic member of the M.I.T.-sponsored Neurosciences Re search Program. It is from the work of this group that a comprehensive theory...

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