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About Us

Launched in late 1993, Callisto Publishing was developed by David Compton to promote the behavioral sciences as well as neuroscience.

Welcome to the home of Callisto Science

The fascination that the human brain holds is not simply that it is large or complicated or that it is intricately and elegantly organized. While these things may be true, its mystery lies in the fact that it controls our feelings, thoughts, and behaviors – everything from childhood puppy love or what sports or hobbies interest us to that weird dream you had the other night. As Donald McKay (1967) pointed out, “here, in a bare two-handsfull of living tissue, we find an ordered complexity sufficient to embody and preserve the record of a lifetime of the richest human experience.” In a very real sense, our brains contain the secrets of ourselves. Within this complex organ, the ultimate explanation of mental life and behavior must be sought.
Today, the mysteries of the brain are being revealed by scientific research. Recent tools made available by advances in physical and engineering sciences have aided biological science enormously, and the study of the biological basis of behavior is proceeding rapidly. Because of the rate at which our knowledge base is growing, traditional distinctions between the academic disciplines investigating different aspects of the brain have given way to a more integrated and general approach, an approach now called behavioral neuroscience.