I’ve been interested in the intersection of neuroscience and policy decisions for some time–particularly consequential decisions. So I’ve been thinking about a book of historical case studies where there is some clear evidence for alterations in normative brain function producing significant consequential change.
It seems to me the key is for such a book to be evidence-based and not speculative. So probably no chapters devoted to Alexander or even Napoleon.
So here’s a bleg, which historical figures would you like to read about?