Elliot Valenstein

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Elliot S. Valenstein (born December 9, 1923) is a professor emeritus of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Michigan.[1][2] He is a noted authority on brain stimulation and psychosurgery. The author has questioned the importance of psychosurgery.

Published books[edit]

  • 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)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Davidson, Keay (25 February 1987). "Author says medical fads could recur". The Telegraph. Retrieved 4 January 2011.
  2. ^ 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.

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