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Wade, Nicholas J.

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Works: 21 works in 45 publications in 2 languages and 1,403 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Contributor
Classifications: QP475, 152.74
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Most widely held works by Nicholas J Wade
A natural history of vision by Nicholas Wade ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This illustrated survey covers what Nicholas Wade calls the 'observational era of vision', beginning with the Greek philosophers and ending with Wheatstone's description of the stereoscope at the end of the 1830s
The moving tablet of the eye : the origins of modern eye movement research by Nicholas J Wade ( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tracing the history of eye movement research, this work shows how great strides were made in this area before modern recording devices were available, especially in the measurement of nystagmus
Purkinje's vision the dawning of neuroscience by Nicholas Wade ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is a study of one of the pioneers of neuroscience, Purkinje, who was a polymath of some stature in the Czech/German scientific community in the 19th century. He made a number of influential discoveries, but none of them as interesting as his earliest enquiries into vision. Vision and perception studies are very important in psychology, and this book will be appealing both for its scientific content and its historical information."--Jacket
Brewster and Wheatstone on vision by David Brewster ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galileo's Visions piercing the spheres of the heavens by eye and mind by Marco Piccolino ( )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galileo is known as a pioneer of science - especially of mechanics and astronomy - but far less attention has been paid to his work on the senses generally, and more specifically on vision. In this book, two experts on the history of science look at the novel ways in which Galileo looked at the heavens through his telescope, and, in the process, emphasised the importance of contrast phenomena and visual resolution for all observations. He also described the senses and perception interms that found an echo in doctrines advanced by nineteenth century sensory physiologists. In a fascinating and a
Physiology of the nerves by Johannes Müller ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Giuseppe Moruzzi : ritratti di uno scienziato = portraits of a scientist ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A troublesome inheritance : genes, race, and the rise of the West by Nicholas J Wade ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Young's Lectures on natural philosophy and the mechanical arts by Thomas Young ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures on the localisation of cerebral and spinal diseases. Delivered at the Faculty of medicine of Paris by J. M Charcot ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Destined for distinguished oblivion : the scientific vision of William Charles Wells (1757-1817) by Nicholas Wade ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The emergence of experimental studies of vision can be traced to the adoption of Newtonian methods of observation and experiment, and in their application to space perception by Wells (1792). His initial researches were concerned principally with binocular vision, but he also conducted experimental studies of accommodation, acuity, eye movements, and vertigo. With regard to the last, he entered into a debate with Erasmus Darwin concerning the involvement of eye movements in vertigo. Indeed, Wells should be acknowledged as laying the foundations for modern studies of vestibular function as well as eye movements. The book reprints his Essay on single vision with two eyes (1792) and his own Memoir of his life (1818). Wells also outlined a theory of natural selection before Charles Darwin and provided an account of the formation of dew. His essay on natural selection is reprinted as an Appendix to the book. Wells' experiments and observations on natural phenomena will surprise students of science because of their modernity
Perception and illusion historical perspectives by Nicholas Wade ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume traces the history of thinking about perception from its early philosophical roots to the modern laboratory. Some of the questions it considers have been asked since antiquity - Is what we see the truth? Are everyone's perceptual experiences the same? What is the nature of infants' perception?
Helmholtz's treatise on physiological optics by Hermann von Helmholtz ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Helmholtz' 'Popular Scientific Lectures' have spread his fame far and wide among educated people everywhere. While he was professor at Heidelberg and still a comparatively young man, nearly three-score years ago he composed the preface to the first edition of his monumental work on light and vision, in all their intricate and manifold relations to each other; and already considerably more than a decade has passed since the publication of the posthumous third edition of the Physiologische Optik which was brought up to date and greatly enlarged under the collaboration of Nagel, Gullstrant and v. Kries. Yet in all these years there has been no English translation of this great classical treatise; and unfortunately no similar work in English of any kind. It is interesting to note that both Young and Helmholtz, the two great pioneers in Physiological Optics, started on their careers in the medical profession, and each of them afterwards gained his greatest renown in Physics. Apart from its own intrinsic value, the treatise on Physiological Optics is a model of scientific method and logical procedure that has hardly ever been excelled in these respects"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved)
The history of vision, colour, & light theories : introductions, texts, problems by Gábor Á Zemplén ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Dr. F. J. Gall's system of the functions of the brain by Karl August Blöde ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Containing the nervous system ; Idea of a new anatomy of the brain by Charles Bell ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Mind and body; the theories of their relation by Alexander Bain ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"This book examines mind and body interconnexions. What has Mind to do with brain substance, white and grey? Can any facts or laws regarding the spirit of man be gained through a scrutiny of nerve fibres and nerve cells? If the matter of the brain were the only substance that mental functions could be attributed to, all the knowledge that we possess of that organ might not avail us much in laying down laws of connexion between mind and body. But such is not the fact. The entire bodily system, though in varying degrees, is in intimate alliance with mental functions. To confine our study to the nervous substance would be to misrepresent the connexion; and the knowledge of that substance, however complete, would not suffice for the solution of the problem. Looking at a child's cut finger, we can divine its feelings; if we see a smiling countenance, we know something of the mental tone of the individual. It might seem that we must yet be a long way from understanding an organ so minute and so complicated as the Brain. If we were to confine ourselves to the one mode of post-mortem dissection, we should probably attain but a small measure of success. But another road is open. We can begin at the outworks, at the organs of sense and motion, with which the nervous system communicates; we can study their operations during life, as well as examine their intimate structure; we can experimentally vary all the circumstances of their operation; we can find how they act upon the brain, and how the brain re-acts upon them. Using all this knowledge as a key, we may possibly unlock the secrets of the anatomical structure; we may compel the cells and fibres to disclose their meaning and purpose"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The functions of the brain by David Ferrier ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"My chief object in this book has been to present to the student of physiology or psychology a systematic exposition of the bearing of my own experiments on the functions of the brain. To do this satisfactorily I have thought it necessary to consider the functions of the cerebro-spinal system in general, with the view more especially of pointing out the mutual relations between the higher and the lower nerve centres. Throughout I have aimed at a concise digest rather than an encyclopedic account of the various researches by which our knowledge of the brain and spinal cord have been built up"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Thomas Young's Lectures on natural philosophy and the mechanical arts by Thomas Young ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Müller's elements of physiology by Johannes Müller ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Landon Wade, Nicholas Michael 1942-
Wade, Nicholas.
Wade, Nicholas J.
Wade, Nicholas Michael Landon 1942-
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