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Title:
Minds behind the brain : a history of the pioneers and their discoveries
Author:
Finger, Stanley.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Language:
English
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 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.
Reading Level:
1380 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780195085716
Format :
Book