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Portraits of the mind : visualizing the brain from antiquity to the 21st century

Author: Carl E Schoonover
Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2010.
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Follows the history of our exploration of the brain through images, from medieval sketches and 19th-century drawings by the founder of modern neuroscience to images produced using state-of-the-art techniques, allowing us to see the fantastic networks in the brain as never before. These black-and-white and vibrantly colored images, many resembling abstract art, are employed daily by scientists around the world, but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Atlases
Essays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl E Schoonover
ISBN: 9780810990333 0810990334
OCLC Number: 505419613
Description: 239 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Early history : from Galen to Golgi / essay by Nicholas Wade --
The birth of modern neuroscience : Santiago Ramón y Cajal / essay by Javier DeFelipe --
After Cajal : from black and white to color / essay by Joshua R. Sanes --
Breaking the diffraction barrier : from cells to molecules / essay by Maryann E. Martone and Mark H. Ellisman --
Electricity in the brain / essay based on an interview with Michael Goldberg --
The brain as circuit / essay by Terrence Sejnowski --
From brain structure to brain function / essay by Joy Hirsch.
Responsibility: Carl Schoonover ; foreword by Jonah Lehrer.

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