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Creating modern neuroscience : the revolutionary 1950s

Author: Gordon M Shepherd
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For modern scientists, history often starts with last week's journals and is regarded as largely a quaint interest compared with the advances of today. However, this book makes the case that, measured by major advances, the greatest decade in the history of brain studies was mid-twentieth century, especially the 1950s.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Shepherd, Gordon M., 1933-
Creating modern neuroscience.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009005360
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon M Shepherd
OCLC Number: 646853524
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 291 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface ; 1. Introduction: Why Study History? Why the 1940s and the 1950s? ; 2. Genes: Starting with DNA ; 3. Signaling Molecules: The First Growth Factor ; 4. The First Neurotransmitters in the Brain ; 5. Cell Biology and the Synapse ; 6. Physiology: The Action Potential ; 7. Phsyiology: Synaptic Potentials and Receptor Potentials ; 8. Functional Organization of Neurons and Dendrites ; 9. Neural Circuits: Spinal Cord, Retina, Invertebrate Systems ; 10. Neural Circuits: Cortical Columns and Cortical Processing ; 11. Neural Systems: The Neural Basis of Behavior ; 12. Learning and Memory: Donald Hebb, Brenda Milner, and HM ; 13. Neurology: Foundations of Brain Imaging ; 14. Neurosurgery: From Cushing to Penfield ; 15. Neuropsychiatry: The Breakthrough in Psychopharmacology ; 16. Theoretical Neuroscience: The Brain as a Computer and the Computer as a Brain ; References ; Links ; Notes ; Index
Responsibility: Gordon M. Shepherd.

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For modern scientists, history often starts with last week's journals and is regarded as largely a quaint interest compared with the advances of today. However, this book makes the case that, measured by major advances, the greatest decade in the history of brain studies was mid-twentieth century, especially the 1950s.

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Receiver of the 2010 International Society for the History of the Neurosciences Award for Outstanding Book in the History of the Neurosciences!

 
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