Literature, neurology, and neuroscience : neurological and psychiatric disorders / edited by Stanley Finger, Fran�cois Boller and Anne Stiles.
Contributor(s): Stiles, Anne [editor.] | Finger, Stanley [editor.] | Boller, Fran�cois [editor.]Material type: TextSeries: Progress in brain research: v. 206.Publisher: Amsterdam, the Netherlands : Elsevier, 2013Edition: First editionDescription: 1 online resource (viii, 238 pages) : illustrations, portraitsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780444633644; 0444633642Subject(s): Neurology -- History | Neurosciences -- History | Neurosciences and the humanities | Medicine in Literature | History of Medicine | History, 16th Century | History, 19th Century | History, 20th Century | Mental Disorders -- therapy | Nervous System Diseases -- therapy | Neurology -- history | Neurosciences -- history | Neurology | Neurosciences | Neurosciences and the humanitiesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | History.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Literature, neurology, and neuroscience.DDC classification: 616.809 LOC classification: RC338Online resources: Click here to access online
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This volume on the neurosciences, neurology, and literature vividly shows how science and the humanities can come together --- and have come together in the past. Its sections provide a new, broad look at these interactions, which have received surprisingly little attention in the past. Experts in the field cover literature as a window to neurological and scientific zeitgeists, theories of brain and mind in literature, famous authors and their suspected neurological disorders, and how neurological disorders and treatments have been described in literature. In addition, a myriad of other topics are covered, including some on famous authors whose important connections to the neurosciences have been overlooked (e.g., Roget, of Thesaurus fame), famous neuroscientists who should also be associated with literature, and some overlooked scientific and medical men who helped others produce great literary works (e, g., Bram Stoker's Dracula). There has not been a volume with this coverage in the past, and the connections it provides should prove fascinating to individuals in science, medicine, history, literature, and various other disciplines. This book looks at literature, medicine, and the brain sciences both historically and in the light of the newest scholarly discoveries and insights.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Part 1: Neurological and psychiatric disorders in literature. William Shakespeare's neurology / Maurizio Paciaroni, Julien Bogousslavsky -- Locked-in: the syndrome as depicted in literature / Joost Haan -- Meningitis, a whirlpool of death: literary reflections and Russian cultural beliefs / Yuri Zagvazdin -- Parkinsonism in poets and writers / Julien Bogousslavsky, Maurizio Paciaroni -- Neurosyphilitics and madmen: the French fin-de-si�ecle fictions of Huysmans, Lermina, and Maupassant / Andrea Goulet -- Charcot, la Salp�etri�ere, and hysteria as represented in European literature / Peter J. Koehler -- Historical and literary roots of M�unchhausen syndromes: as intriguing as the syndromes themselves / R�egis Olry, Duane E. Haines -- The Alice in Wonderland syndrome / Edward J. Fine -- Tomas Transtr�omer's stroke of genius: language but no words / Iv�an Iniesta -- Part 2: Treating neurological disorders in the media and literature. The cruelty and failings of therapies for neurological diseases in French literature / Olivier Walusinski -- Portrayals of lobotomy in American and Swedish media / Kenneth �Ogren -- Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in literature: Sylvia Plath's The bell jar / Charles H. Kellner.
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