Vincent Barras

Vincent Barras is a historian of medicine and sciences. He is currently Full Professor at the University of Lausanne. He supervises several researches in contemporary history of neuroscience and psychiatry. His own research focuses on the theories of brain and psyche in ancient medicine (Galen, the history of hallucinations (19th-21st Century)) and the history of the relation between neurology and psychiatry (art and mental disease, language disturbances).

Brain Mind Society.

A critical account of neuroscience.

Mathieu ArminjonVincent BarrasEmilie BovetCynthia KrausFrancesco PaneseVincent PidouxNicholas Stücklin et Delphine Preissmann | 16.12.2014

Since the 1990s, which was proclaimed the “Decade of the brain” in the US by former president George Bush Sr., the rise of neuroscience has been considered a major scientific, historical, discursive, political, cultural and even mediatic event in western society (Rose and Abi-Rashed 2013). Countless symposiums and publications of all sorts have been produced [...]