Edmund P. Russell on "Neurohistory"

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Niepytalska, Marta, “Edmund P. Russell on Neurohistory.” Carson Fellow Portraits. Directed by Alec Hahn. Filmed May 2011. MPEG video, 4:31. https://youtu.be/GljeI8H9A_c.

Edmund Russell is an associate professor at the Department of Science, Technology, and Society and the Department of History at the University of Virginia. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and his PhD from the University of Michigan. His research focuses on environmental history and the history of technology. Professor Russell has published on the environmental history of warfare, the impact of human beings on the evolution of populations of other species, the use of organisms as technology, and the value of science for historians, and environmental policy making. His work has won prizes from the American Society for Environmental History, the Society for the History of Technology, and the Forum for the History of Science in America. At the Rachel Carson Center, Professor Russell began a new project investigating how neuroscience might help humanists understand the relationship between people and environments. The brain lies at the center of this relationship because it processes sensory information about the environment and guides responses to this information.

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