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Discoveries in the Human Brain: Neuroscience Prehistory, Brain Structure, and Function

Marshall, Louise H.

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ISBN 10: 0896034356 / ISBN 13: 9780896034358
Published by Totowa, N.J., 1998
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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322 pages, b&w illustrations. Light edge wear to dust jacket, sticker on bottom of spine. A very clean, tight copy. Record # 450956. Bookseller Inventory # 450956

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Title: Discoveries in the Human Brain: Neuroscience...

Publisher: Totowa, N.J.

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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170u can climb back up a stream of radiance to the sky, and back through history up the stream of time. 1 -Robert Frost topics that he judged to be important in brain his­ From the last years of the second millennium, tory leading into the end of the century, and was we can look back on antecedent events in neuro­ undertaken in response to the enthusiasm gener­ science with amazement that so much of modern ated by exhibition at several national and interna­ biomedical science was anticipated, or even said or done, in an earlier time. That surprise can be tional meetings of a series oflarge posters for which matched by appreciation for what the pioneer Magoun wrote a 27-page brochure. The posters investigators, with no inkling that they were creat­ were viewed by a multitude of young neuroscien­ ing a discipline, contributed to its emergence as a tists who wanted more, as well as by mature inves­ productive force in human progress. In today's tigators who were warmly pleased to see familiar names and faces from the past. The acclaim was reductionist atmosphere, in which research at the molecular level is producing breathtaking new accompanied by a veritable deluge of requests for knowledge throughout biology, the student may an illustrated, expanded publication.

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In Discoveries in the Human Brain Louise Marshall and Horace Magoun capture the grand sweep of human brain history leading to the emergence of modern neuroscience as a multidisciplinary field incorporating anatomical, behavioral, cellular, and medical knowledge. The book chronicles-from the time of early humans to the 1980s-the many significant people and events that gradually produced today's understanding of brain anatomy and physiology. Enlightening and engrossing throughout, Dr. Marshall's survey traces this unfolding story from the first findings of gross neuroanatomy in the ancient world to today's functional analysis of the electrophysiology of nerve impulses; from early discoveries of the existence and operations the central nervous system to, finally, the developments in brain chemistry and pharmacology that have now brought us to neural networks and brain modeling. Throughout there are numerous historic and rare plates, a rich tapestry of quotations from primary sources, and concise summaries of the pathbreaking research that shaped and determined modern neuroscience.

Discoveries in the Human Brain illuminates for neuroscientists, neurologists, historians of medicine and science, as well as the educated reader all the major landmarks in the development of neuroscience and its various subdisciplines, ranging from anatomy, chemistry, and physiology, to biomathematics, biophysics, psychobiology, and physiological psychology. It will prove indispensable reading for everyone wanting to understand the evolution of neuroscience and the broad interdisciplinary foundation on which our knowledge of mind-brain relations and human consciousness rests.

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