A History of Nerve Functions
From Animal Spirits to Molecular Mechanisms
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- Author: Sidney Ochs, Indiana University
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Sidney Ochs begins his survey with a chronological look at the history of nerves from the fifth century B.C. to the early eighteenth century to demonstrate the development of our knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of neuronal function. Ochs then adopts a thematic approach, considering key topics from the eighteenth century to the present. The volume will serve as an invaluable resource for historians of neuroscience and medicine, philosophers of science and medicine, and neuroscientists.Read more
- The first full-length historical treatment of the understanding of nerve cell function and its relation to the brain and behaviour
- Illustrated thoughout, notably with many key historical images brought together from a wide range of sources for the first time
- Written by a neuroscientist, but discusses the cultural, philosophical, religious and political influences surrounding the scientific progress
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"Sidney Ochs is that rare and modern scientist whose lifelong passion for studying the history of science is combined with broad scholarly knowledge of contemporary paths in neuroscience research. The resulting story of how we have reached our understanding of how nerves function is presented with the profound insights that can only derive from thorough scholarly research plus several decades of engagement at the "cutting edge" of bench science. It would be difficult to identify any book in recent years that could provide as much excitement and profound insight into this field in the context of its broad history."
Journal of the History of the Neurosciences: Basic and Clinical Perspectives
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- Date Published: August 2006
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511207372
- contains: 124 b/w illus.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Greek science and the recognition of nerves' function
2. Galen's physiology of the nervous system
3. Nerve, brain, and soul in the Middle Ages
4. Renaissance and the New Physiology
5. New physical and chemical models of nerve in the Enlightenment
6. New systematizations of nerve function in the Enlightenment
7. Electricity as the Agent of Nerve Action
8. Nerve fiber form and transformation
9. Wallerian degeneration: early and late phases
10. Nerve regeneration
11. Characterization of axoplasmic transport
12. Molecular models of transport
13. Actions of neurotoxins and neuropathic changes related to transport
14. Purposeful reflexes and instinctive behavior
15. Neural events related to learning and memory
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