A 10 x 15 minute series on Radio 4, part of a two-week "brain season" on Radio 4, which will be exploring the latest discoveries in neuroscience. An unprecedented journey covering over 2,500 years of development in our understanding of what it is to be human. This groundbreaking series will deliver a coherent history of ideas about the mind and the reflective discourse which philosophy and psychology have illuminated over the centuries. Writer and presenter TBC, the chosen presenter will also interview two more experts for each episode in order to cover all the topics properly. These wil include: The classical world; the scientific revolution; the founding of psychology; machines and the mind.