One area of study that today is experiencing exciting and radical discoveries is neuroscience, with recent new work questioning some very strongly rooted ideas about consciousness, the brain and such like. Ignacio Morgado is one of Spain’s most acclaimed neuroscientists and the author of a number of books of popular science. The most recent is Materia gris (2021), which offers a history of research into and ideas about the mind and the brain, touching on some of the great philosophers of history as well as covering the most recent discoveries by biologists and anatomists. The result is a fascinating look at the subject, from ancient to modern times, offering one of the most complete books about the current debate within the neurosciences. In conversation with the BBC journalist Lucía Blasco.
Francisco Mora (Spain) is a Doctor in Neuroscience, a university professor and the author of popular science books such as ¿Cómo funciona el cerebro? (2017) and the bestseller Neuroeducación (2017). His most recent book is entitled Neuroeducación y lectura (2020) and is a passionate appeal, backed by considerable scientific rigour, to the importance of language and reading as well as the essential role played by the emotions in the processes of learning, attention and memory. This book is a cutting-edge view of our relationship with language, reading and education and covers topics as diverse as the chemical composition of the brain, and so human a process as curiosity. In conversation with the BBC Mundo journalist, Ana Pais.
With the support of Acción Cultural Española, AC/E