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Helmholtz : from enlightenment to neuroscience

Author: Michel Meulders
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Although Hermann von Helmholtz was one of the most remarkable figures of nineteenth-century science, he is little known outside his native Germany. Helmholtz (1821-1894) made significant contributions to the study of vision and perception and was also influential in the painting, music, and literature of the time; one of his major works analyzed tone in music. This book, the first in English to describe Helmholtz's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Meulders, Michel.
Helmholtz.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2010
(DLC) 2009054153
(OCoLC)499131409
Named Person: Hermann von Helmholtz; Hermann von Helmholtz; Hermann von Helmholtz
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Meulders
ISBN: 9780262289641 0262289644 9780262290388 0262290383
OCLC Number: 699488877
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Translated from the French.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 235 p.) : ill.
Other Titles: Helmholtz.
Responsibility: Michel Meulders ; translated and edited by Laurence Garey.

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The first biography in English of a nineteenth-century German scientist whose experimental approach influences today's neuroscience.  Read more...

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