Joe Herbert
Emeritus professor of neuroscience, University of Cambridge

Joe Herbert is emeritus professor of neuroscience at the Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair at the University of Cambridge. His latest book is Testosterone: Sex, Power, and the Will to Win (2015).

Written by Joe Herbert

Surgeons conducting neurosurgery, Lisbon, Portugal. Photo by BSIP/UIG /Getty Images

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Illness and disease
Cracking the skull open

Most of our organs can be treated as repairable machines. Why can’t we treat mental illness by simply fixing the brain?

Joe Herbert

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