Spark of Life Electricity in the Human Body

ISBN-10: 039334679X
ISBN-13: 9780393346794
Edition: N/A
Authors: Frances Ashcroft
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List price: $16.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/9/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

What happens during a heart attack? Can someone really die of fright? What is death, anyway? How does electroshock treatment affect the brain? What is consciousness? The answers to these questions lie in the electrical signals constantly traveling through our bodies, driving our thoughts, our movements, and even the beating of our hearts.The history of how scientists discovered the role of electricity in the human body is a colorful one, filled with extraordinary personalities, fierce debates, and brilliant experiments. Moreover, present-day research on electricity and ion channels has created one of the most exciting fields in science, shedding light on conditions ranging from diabetes and allergies to cystic fibrosis, migraines, and male infertility. With inimitable wit and a clear, fresh voice, award-winning researcher Frances Ashcroft weaves together compelling real-life stories with the latest scientific findings, giving us a spectacular account of the body electric.

Introduction: I Sing the Body Electric
The Age of Wonder
Molecular Pores
Acting on Impulse
Mind the Gap
Muscling in on the Action
Les Poissons Trembleurs
The Heart of the Matter
Life and Death
The Doors of Perception
All Wired Up
Mind Matters
Shocking Treatment
Notes
Further Reading
Acknowledgements
Credits
Index

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