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A hole in the head : more tales in the history of neuroscience / Charles G. Gross.

By: Gross, Charles GMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2009. Description: 1 online resource (x, 356 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780262258852; 0262258854; 1282694502; 9781282694507; 026201338X; 9780262013383; 9780262517331; 0262517337Subject(s): Neurosciences -- History | Neurosciences and the arts | Neuroscientists | Neurosciences -- history | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Nervous System (incl. Brain) | MEDICAL -- Neurology | Neurosciences | Neurosciences and the arts | Neuroscientists | NEUROSCIENCE/General | SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY/History of ScienceGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | History. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Hole in the head.DDC classification: 616.80092/2 LOC classification: RC338 | .G76 2009ebNLM classification: WL 11.1Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Preface; I Early Neuroscience and Its Reverberations Today; 1 A Hole in the Head: A History of Trepanation; 2 Heart versus Brain: Galen and the Squealing Pig; 3 The Fire That Comes from the Eye; 4 The Discovery of Motor Cortex; II Neuroscience and Art; 5 ''Psychosurgery'' in Renaissance Art; 6 Left and Right in Science and Art with Marc H. Bornstein; 7 Rembrandt's The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Joan Deijman; III Scientists Who Were ''Before Their Time''; 8 Claude Bernard and the Constancy of the Internal Environment.
9 Bartolomeo Panizza and the Visual Brain with Michael Colombo and Arnaldo Colombo10 Joseph Altman and Adult Neurogenesis: The Dogma of ''No New Neurons'' in the Adult Mammalian Brain; 11 Donald R. Griffin: Echolocation and Animal Consciousness; 12 The Genealogy of the ''Grandmother Cell''; References; Index.
Summary: Essays on great figures and important issues, advances and blind alleys-from trepanation to the discovery of grandmother cells-in the history of brain sciences.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-330) and index.

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Essays on great figures and important issues, advances and blind alleys-from trepanation to the discovery of grandmother cells-in the history of brain sciences.

Preface; I Early Neuroscience and Its Reverberations Today; 1 A Hole in the Head: A History of Trepanation; 2 Heart versus Brain: Galen and the Squealing Pig; 3 The Fire That Comes from the Eye; 4 The Discovery of Motor Cortex; II Neuroscience and Art; 5 ''Psychosurgery'' in Renaissance Art; 6 Left and Right in Science and Art with Marc H. Bornstein; 7 Rembrandt's The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Joan Deijman; III Scientists Who Were ''Before Their Time''; 8 Claude Bernard and the Constancy of the Internal Environment.

9 Bartolomeo Panizza and the Visual Brain with Michael Colombo and Arnaldo Colombo10 Joseph Altman and Adult Neurogenesis: The Dogma of ''No New Neurons'' in the Adult Mammalian Brain; 11 Donald R. Griffin: Echolocation and Animal Consciousness; 12 The Genealogy of the ''Grandmother Cell''; References; Index.

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