"Provides a scholarly and comprehensive history of the development of concepts about brain functions. This book traces the development of the neurosciences in a logical and chronological fashion. . . . employs a scholarly but not pedantic approach; it offers a wealth of detail, yet it is quite readable." --Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal"A really comprehensive overview of the development of all the major concepts in neurobiology....Masterly, readable, and long-needed....Read from cover-to-cover, it provides a panorama of the entire field. Read by the casual reader who wants some background on a restricted topic, the book offers a series of bite-sized essays that can be munched at leisure....There is much here for both basic scientists and clinicians." --Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience"The book is packed with facts, and Finger has woven clinical observation and clinical work on animals into a fascinating story that will appeal to anyone with some knowledge of brain structure and function. . . . The book is a must for anyone researching brain function or treating diseases of the nervous system; highly recommended to anyone fascinated by how our brain works." --New Scientist"A comprehensive and well-written history of neuroscience, this book can serve either as an academic textbook or simply as a general source of historical information....The historical references are wonderful...printing is excellent, and the copious half-tone illustrations are well reproduced. Specialists in neuropsychology, neurophysiology, and neurology should all find many intriguing ideas here as should anyone with an historical interest in the neurosciences." --Perceptual and Motor Skills"Rich in illustrations....There is a useful appendix of birth-death dates, and the references are extensive. The book has no real rivals and should be in four-year college and university libraries. A well-written and valuable addition to the literature of the history of the neurosciences." --Choice"Quite appropriate for coffee-table display. It is also suitable for libraries..." --BioScience"Although much material can be found elsewhere, it has now been gathered in one book....an accession to the history of neuroscience." --Journal of the History of Neuroscience"Readable and long-needed book. Its organizing theme is cerebral localization, with individual treatments of the senses, the motor system, emotion, memory and intellect, and neurological illness and their treatment."--Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience"Richly illustrated and documented, the book is readily accessible and interestingly written . . . . No one interested in the history of neuroscience should be without this book."--Integrative Physiological and Behavioral Science"A mine of information."--History of PsychiatryFrom the Publisher:
The juxtaposition of historical ideas and brain functions is presented here in a highly readable fashion. The roots of neurology, neuropsychology, and neuroscience are traced, emphasizing the functions of the brain and how they came to be associated with specific brain parts and systems. Part I is devoted to discussions of science and medicine in the early cultures of Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, as well as an overview of key figures and several landmark events of the Renaissance, the nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. Part II begins with the sensory systems, starting with vision and audition, working through the skin senses and ending with gustation and olfaction. Part III details the latest advances in motor systems while including the histories of several of the most common movement disorders, like Parkinson's disease, Huntingdon's chorea, and Tourette's syndrome. Part IV examines the history of sleep, dreaming, and the emotions, while the succeeding part discusses higher functions of the brain and the brain as the organ of intellect. Part V also incorporates a discussion of the neurobiology of learning and of several disorders affecting memory The final chapters of
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110195065034
Descripción Oxford University Press, 1994. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Part I: Theories of Brain Function1. The Brain in Antiquity2. Changing Concepts of Brain Function3. The Era of Cortical Localization4. Holism and the Critics of Cortical LocalizationPart II: Sensory Systems5. Vision: From Antiquity through the Renaissance6. Post-Renaissance Visual Anatomy and Physiology7. Color Vision8. The Ear and Theories of Hearing9. Audition and the Central Nervous System10. The Cutaneous Senses11. Pain12. Gustation13. OlfactionPart III: Motor Functions14. The Pyramidal System and the Motor Cortex15. The Cerbellum and the Corpus Striatum16. Some Movement DisordersPart IV: Sleep and Function17. The Process of Sleep18. The Nature of Dreaming19. Theories of Emotion from Democritus to William James20. Defining and Controlling the Circuits of EmotionPart V: Intellect and Memory21. Intellect and the Brain22. The Frontal Lobes and Intellect23. The Nature of the Memory Tree24. The Neuropathology of MemoryPart VI: Speech and Cerebral Dominance25. Speech and Language26. The Emergence of the Concept of Cerebral Dominance27. Expansion of the Concept of Cerebral DominancePart VII: Treatments and Therapies28. Treatments and Therapies: From Antiquity through the Seventeenth Century29. Treatments and Therapies: From 1700 to World War IEpilogueAppendix: Dates of Birth and DeathIndex. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0195065034
Descripción Oxford University Press, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0195065034