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Elliot S. Valenstein, PhD, (born December 9, 1923 in New York City) is a professor emeritus of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Michigan. He is a noted authority on brain stimulation and psychosurgery.
- Brain Control: A Critical Examination of Brain Stimulation and Psychosurgery (1973)
- Brain Stimulation and Motivation: Research and Commentary (Ed.) (1973)
- Great and Desperate Cures: The Rise and Decline of psychosurgery and other Radical Treatments for Mental Illness (1986)
- Blaming the Brain: The Truth About Drugs and Mental Health (1998)
- The War of the Soups and the Sparks: The Discovery of Neurotransmitters and the Dispute over how Nerves Communicate (2005)
- Davidson, Keay (25 February 1987). "Author says medical fads could recur". The Telegraph. Retrieved 4 January 2011.
- Lewis, MD, Thomas H. (1999). "Blaming the Brain: The Real Truth About Drugs and Mental Health (review)". Journal of the American Medical Association 281 (15): 1438–1439. doi:10.1001/jama.281.15.1438. Retrieved 4 January 2011.
- Faculty Page at University of Michigan
- StayFreeMagazine.org - 'Better Living Through Lobotomy: What can the history of psychosurgery tell us about medicine today? An Interview with Elliot Valenstein', Allison Xantha Miller (Fall, 2003)