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A history of the brain : from stone age surgery to modern neuroscience / Andrew P. Wickens.

  • Wickens, Andrew P.
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About this work


Hove, East Sussex ; New York, NY : Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.

Physical description

389 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Head or heart? the ancient search for the soul -- The discovery of the nervous system -- From late Antiquity to the Renaissance: the cell -- Doctrine -- Searching for the ghost in the machine -- A new life force: animal electricity -- The rise and fall of phrenology -- The nerve cell laid bare -- The return of the reflex -- Mapping the cerebral cortex -- The rise of psychiatry and neurology -- Solving the mystery of the nerve impulse -- The discovery of chemical neurotransmission -- Neurosurgery and clinical tales -- Surveying the last fifty years and looking ahead.



  • English

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    History of Medicine
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