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Author Schoonover, Carl E
Title Portraits of the mind : visualizing the brain from antiquity to the 21st century / Carl Schoonover ; foreword by Jonah Lehrer
Imprint New York : Abrams, 2010
book jacket
 Life Sci. LIB  WL17 S372p 2010    AVAILABLE    30150100364147
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  QM455 S372 2010    AVAILABLE    30530001115120
Descript 239 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 229) and index
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
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’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
Subject Brain -- Anatomy -- Atlases
Brain -- Imaging
Brain -- anatomy & histology -- Atlases
Brain -- anatomy & histology -- Essays
Neurosciences -- history -- Atlases
Neurosciences -- history -- Essays
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