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A hole in the head : more tales in the history of neuroscience

Author: Charles G Gross
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Neuroscientist Charles Gross has been interested in the history of his field since his days as an undergraduate. A Hole in the Head is the second collection of essays in which he illuminates the study of the brain with fascinating episodes from the past. This volume's tales range from the history of trepanation (drilling a hole in the skull) to neurosurgery as painted by Hieronymus Bosch to the discovery that bats  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: 9780262013383 026201338X 9780262517331 0262517337
OCLC Number: 316772172
Description: x, 356 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Early neuroscience and the reverberations today --
A hole in the head: a history of trepanation --
Heart versus brain: Galen and the squealing pig --
The fire that comes from the eye --
The discovery of motor cortex --
Neuroscience and art --
"Psychosurgery" in Renaissance art --
Left and right in science and art with Marc H. Bornstein --
Rembrandt's The anatomy lesson of Dr. Joan Deijman --
Scientists who were "Before their time" --
Claude Bernard and the constancy of the internal environment --
Bartolomeo Panizza and the visual brain with Michael Colombo and Arnaldo Colombo --
Joseph Altman and adult neurogenesis: the dogma of "No new neurons" in the adult mammalian brain --
Donald R. Griffin: echolocation and animal consciousness --
The genealogy of the "Grandmother cell".
Other Titles: More tales in the history of neuroscience
Responsibility: Charles G. Gross.

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Essays on great figures and important issues, advances and blind alleys--from trepanation to the discovery of grandmother cells--in the history of brain sciences.  Read more...

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"Readers not familiar with Gross' other works should read them along with the entertaining, stimulating, and informative chapters in A Hole in the Head." -- Helen Bynum, The Journal of the American Read more...

 
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