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Minds behind the brain : a history of the pioneers and their discoveries

Author: Stanley Finger
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Illustrated with over a hundred halftones and drawings, this volume presents a series of profiles that trace the evolution of our knowledge about the brain. Beginning with the ancient Egyptian study  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Finger
ISBN: 0195181824 9780195181821
OCLC Number: 276771956
Notes: "First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 2005"--Title page verso.
Description: xii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: a voyage across time --
An ancient Egyptian physician: the dawn of neurology --
Hippocrates: the brain as the organ of mind --
Galen: the birth of experimentation --
Andreas Vesalius: the new "human" neuroanatomy --
René Descartes: the mind-body problem --
Thomas Willis: the functional organization of the brain --
Luigi Galvani: electricity and the nerves --
Franz Joseph Gall: the cerebral organs of mind --
Paul Broca: cortical localization and cerebral dominace --
David Ferrier and Eduard Hitzig: the experimentalists map the cerebral cortex --
Jean-Martin Charcot: clinical neurology comes of age --
Santiago Ramón y Cajal: from nerve nets to neuron doctrine --
Charles Scott Sherrington: the integrated nervous system --
Edgar D. Adrain: coding the nervous system --
Otto Loewi and Henry Dale: the discovery of neurotransmitters --
Roger W. Sperry and Rita Levi-Montalcini: from neural growth to "split brains" --
Pioneers and discoveries in the brain sciences.
Responsibility: Stanley Finger.

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This book is entertaining and informative with plenty of personal detail and insights into the working practices and conditions of some of the major contributors to what we now call neuroscience. * Read more...

 
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