Books & Brains Digital Exhibit now LIVE!

Co-curated with Emma Serconi, Books and Brains is an exploration of early psychology and neuroanatomy texts and items from Princeton University Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections and the Lewis Science Library’s Limited Access Collection. The materials span over 460 years of history and feature early modern anatomical texts, examples of physiognomy and phrenology from the Victorian era, a unique mnemonic book from the Baroque period, a signed copy of President McCosh’s lectures on psychology, and psychological tests of the mid-20th century.

Please note that some of the materials featured on this site may include images, themes or words that include harmful, offensive, distressing, or inappropriate images or language. Please see the Library's Statement on Harmful Content for more information on the decision to hold these items.