Minds Behind the Brain A History of the Pioneers and Their Discoveries

ISBN-10: 0195181824
ISBN-13: 9780195181821
Edition: 2005
Authors: Stanley Finger
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Description: This work presents the highlights of the history of brain research, revealing how people in other cultures and times, from ancient Egypt to the 20th century, have thought about the mind, and how discoveries are made and received.

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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

This work presents the highlights of the history of brain research, revealing how people in other cultures and times, from ancient Egypt to the 20th century, have thought about the mind, and how discoveries are made and received.

Preface
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
Rene 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 Dominance
David Ferrier and Eduard Hitzig: The Experimentalists Map the Cerebral Cortex
Jean-Martin Charcot: Clinical Neurology Comes of Age
Santiago Ramon y Cajal: From Nerve Nets to Neuron Doctrine
Charles Scott Sherrington: The Integrated Nervous System
Edgar D. Adrian: Coding in 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
Notes
Index

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