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The advance of neuroscience : twelve topics from the Victorian era to today / Lori A. Schmied.

  • Schmied, Lori A., 1958-
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About this work


"Neuroscience, like psychology, has a short history but a long past. Although the mind-body relationship has been studied for a long time, it is only in the last fifty years that the term 'neuroscience' has been applied to the academic disciplines focusing on brain and behavior. This book explores topics on the brain, psychoactive drugs, and a variety of human behaviors and experiences taking into consideration the importance of historical roots of neuroscience. It looks particularly at the importance of the Victorian era in the development of theories of the nervous system, which are still visible in today's discourse on brain and behavior"--Provided by publisher.


Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019]

Physical description

x, 246 pages ; 23 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


The new phrenology -- The double brain -- "To sleep, perchance to dream" -- Bad vibrations : music on the brain -- Victorian explorations of psychoactive drugs -- LSD redux : hallucinogens -- The poppy's curse : opiates -- You are what you eat : gut and brain -- "The heinous sin" : Viagra -- What's your type? : typologies -- Detoxing the brain -- The "rest cure" revisited.


  • English

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    History of Medicine
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  • 9781476665573
  • 1476665575