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Origins of neuroscience : a history of explorations into brain function

Author: Stanley Finger
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2001, ©1994.
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With over 350 illustrations, this volume traces the history of ideas about the functioning of the brain from its roots in the ancient cultures of Egypt, Greece, and Rome through the centuries into relatively modern times. Its emphasis is on the functions of the brain and how they came to be associated with specific brain regions and systems.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Finger
ISBN: 0195146948 9780195146943 0195065034 9780195065039
OCLC Number: 48176610
Notes: "First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 2001"--Title page verso.
Description: xviii, 462 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: The brain in antiquity --
Changing concepts of brain function --
The era of cortical localization --
Holism and the critics of cortical localization --
Vision : from antiquity through the Renaissance --
Post-Renaissance visual anatomy and physiology --
Color vision --
The ear and theories of hearing --
Audition and the central nervous system --
The cutaneous senses --
Pain --
Gustation --
Olfaction --
The pyramidal system and the motor cortex --
The cerebellum and the corpus striatum --
Some movement disorders --
The process of sleep --
The nature of dreaming --
Theories of emotion from Democritus to William James --
Defining and controlling the circuits of emotion --
Intellect and the brain --
The frontal lobes and intellect --
The nature of the memory trace --
The neuropathology of memory --
Speech and language --
The emergence of the concept of cerebral dominance --
Expansion of the concept of cerebral dominance --
Treatments and therapies : from antiquity through the seventeenth century --
Treatments and therapies : from 1700 to World War I.
Responsibility: Stanley Finger.
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...The book is a must for anyone researching brain function or treating diseases of the nervous system; highly recommended to anyone fascinated by how our brain works. New Scientist

 
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