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Brain, vision, memory : tales in the history of neuroscience

Author: Charles G Gross
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st MIT Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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In these engaging tales describing the growth of knowledgeabout the brain -- from the early Egyptians and Greeks to the Dark Agesand the Renaissance to the present time -- Gross attempts to answer  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles G Gross
ISBN: 0262571358 9780262571357
OCLC Number: 44875844
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: xviii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: From Imhotep to Hubel and Weisel: the story of visual cortex. Ancient Egyptian surgery and medicine ; Greek philosopher-scientists and the beginning of brain science ; The medieval cell doctrine of brain function ; The rebirth of brain science ; The beginning of the modern era of cortical localization ; The discovery of a visual center in the cerebral cortex --
Leonardo da Vinci on the brain and eye --
Emanuel Swedenborg: a neuroscientist before his time --
The hippocampus minor and man's place in nature: a case study in the social construction of neuroanatomy --
Beyond striate cortex: how large portions of the temporal and parietal cortex became visual areas.
Responsibility: Charles G. Gross.

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