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Cajal's butterflies of the soul : science and art

Author: Javier DeFelipe; Santiago Ramón y Cajal
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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This book contains a large collection of beautiful figures produced throughout the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century and that represent some characteristic examples of the early days of research in neuroscience. The main aim of this work is to demonstrate to the general public that the study of the nervous system is not only important for the many obvious reasons related to brain function  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial Works
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Javier DeFelipe; Santiago Ramón y Cajal
ISBN: 9780195392708 0195392701 1731144806 9781731144805
OCLC Number: 319064236
Description: xx, 402 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
pt. I. Introduction --
The beauty of the nervous system: neurons and glia --
A sketch history of the microscopic anatomy of the nervous system --
The Benedictine Period: The early days --
The Black Period: neurons, glia, and the organization of the nervous system --
The Colorful Period: internal structure and chemistry of the cells --
Closing comments on the brain and art --
pt. II. Gallery of drawings --
The Benedictine Period: The early Days --
The Black Period: neurons, glia, and the organization of the nervous system --
The Colorful Period: internal structure and chemistry of the cells.
Other Titles: Butterflies of the soul
Responsibility: Javier DeFelipe.

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This book contains a large collection of beautiful figures produced throughout the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century and that represent some characteristic examples of the early days of research in neuroscience. The main aim of this work is to demonstrate to the general public that the study of the nervous system is not only important for the many obvious reasons related to brain function in both health and disease, but also for the unexpected natural beauty that it beholds. This beauty has been discovered thanks to the techniques used to visualize the microscopic structure of the brain, a true forest of colourful and florid neural cells. As illustrated by his marvellous drawings, the studies of Santiago Ramon y Cajal (1852-1934) no doubt contributed more than those of any other researcher at the time to the growth of modern neuroscience. Thus, we have honored his name in the title of this book, even though the figures contained in the main body of the book are from 91 authors. Looking at the illustrations in this book the readers will not only marvel at Cajal's drawings but they will also find that many of the other early researchers that studied the nervous system were also true artists, of considerable talent and aesthetic sensibility. Thus, the present book contains numerous drawings of some of the most important pioneers in neuroscience, including Deiters, Kolliker, Meynert, Ranvier, Golgi, Retzius, Nissl, Dogiel, Alzheimer, del Rio-Hortega and de Castro. The colourful period: internal structure and chemistry of the cells. This book will be of general interest, not only due to the captivating aesthetic appeal of the illustrations but also because they represent the bases of our current understanding of the nervous system.

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The book is an education in the fundamental concepts behind today's brain research as well as an inspired vision of science as an artistic and aesthetic enterprise. * Gordon M. Shepherd, MD, DPhil, Read more...

 
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