Discoveries in the Human Brain

Neuroscience Prehistory, Brain Structure, and Function

  • Louise H. Marshall
  • Horace W. Magoun

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Louise H. Marshall, Horace W. Magoun
    Pages 1-8
  3. Louise H. Marshall, Horace W. Magoun
    Pages 9-26
  4. Louise H. Marshall, Horace W. Magoun
    Pages 27-41
  5. Louise H. Marshall, Horace W. Magoun
    Pages 43-61
  6. Louise H. Marshall, Horace W. Magoun
    Pages 63-103
  7. Louise H. Marshall, Horace W. Magoun
    Pages 105-124
  8. Louise H. Marshall, Horace W. Magoun
    Pages 125-156
  9. Louise H. Marshall, Horace W. Magoun
    Pages 157-175
  10. Louise H. Marshall, Horace W. Magoun
    Pages 177-198
  11. Louise H. Marshall, Horace W. Magoun
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  12. Louise H. Marshall, Horace W. Magoun
    Pages 225-247
  13. Louise H. Marshall, Horace W. Magoun
    Pages 249-278
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 279-323

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Arousal Charles Darwin Evolution Nervous System Neurology Neuroscience Tod anatomy physiology

Authors and affiliations

  • Louise H. Marshall
    • 1
  • Horace W. Magoun
    • 1
  1. 1.Brain Research InstituteUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-4997-7
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1998
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61737-034-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-4997-7
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