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Unknown and Solitary Seas: Angelo Mosso’s Nineteenth-Century Discovery of Imaging Dreams Through the Cerebral Pulse

  • Dario RobletoEmail author
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Part of the Springer Series on Bio- and Neurosystems book series (SSBN, volume 10)

Abstract

In the 1870s, Italian physiologist Angelo Mosso developed devices that would eventually usher in modern-day neuroimaging, but it is the little-explored experiments he did with a young boy, Giovanni Thron, that would unexpectedly reveal a new layer to our understanding of perhaps the most mysterious aspect of our psyche: the human dream.

Keywords

Angelo Mosso Neuroaesthetics Neuroimaging History of neuroscience Dreams Art 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Artist in Residence in Neuroaesthetics, IUCRC BRAINUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA

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