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The Resource Portraits of the mind : visualizing the brain from antiquity to the 21st century, Carl Schoonover ; foreword by Jonah Lehrer

Portraits of the mind : visualizing the brain from antiquity to the 21st century, Carl Schoonover ; foreword by Jonah Lehrer

Label
Portraits of the mind : visualizing the brain from antiquity to the 21st century
Title
Portraits of the mind
Title remainder
visualizing the brain from antiquity to the 21st century
Statement of responsibility
Carl Schoonover ; foreword by Jonah Lehrer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Follows the history of our exploration of the brain through images, from medieval sketches and 19th-century drawings by the founder of modern neuroscience to images produced using state-of-the-art techniques, allowing us to see the fantastic networks in the brain as never before. These black-and-white and vibrantly colored images, many resembling abstract art, are employed daily by scientists around the world, but most have never before been seen by the general public. Each chapter addresses a different set of techniques for studying the brain as revealed through the images, and each is introduced by a leading scientist in that field of study. Author Carl Schoonover{u2019}s captions provide detailed explanations of each image as well as the major insights gained by scientists over the course of the past 20 years. Accessible to a wide audience, this book reveals the elegant methods applied to study the mind, giving readers a peek at its innermost workings, helping us to understand them, and offering clues about what may lie ahead
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
612.8/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QM455
LC item number
.S35 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Portraits of the mind : visualizing the brain from antiquity to the 21st century, Carl Schoonover ; foreword by Jonah Lehrer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229) and index
Contents
Early history : from Galen to Golgi / essay by Nicholas Wade -- The birth of modern neuroscience : Santiago Ramón y Cajal / essay by Javier DeFelipe -- After Cajal : from black and white to color / essay by Joshua R. Sanes -- Breaking the diffraction barrier : from cells to molecules / essay by Maryann E. Martone and Mark H. Ellisman -- Electricity in the brain / essay based on an interview with Michael Goldberg -- The brain as circuit / essay by Terrence Sejnowski -- From brain structure to brain function / essay by Joy Hirsch
Control code
ocn505419613
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
239 p.
Isbn
9780810990333
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010005999
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)505419613
Label
Portraits of the mind : visualizing the brain from antiquity to the 21st century, Carl Schoonover ; foreword by Jonah Lehrer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229) and index
Contents
Early history : from Galen to Golgi / essay by Nicholas Wade -- The birth of modern neuroscience : Santiago Ramón y Cajal / essay by Javier DeFelipe -- After Cajal : from black and white to color / essay by Joshua R. Sanes -- Breaking the diffraction barrier : from cells to molecules / essay by Maryann E. Martone and Mark H. Ellisman -- Electricity in the brain / essay based on an interview with Michael Goldberg -- The brain as circuit / essay by Terrence Sejnowski -- From brain structure to brain function / essay by Joy Hirsch
Control code
ocn505419613
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
239 p.
Isbn
9780810990333
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010005999
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)505419613

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