By Andrew P. Wickens

ISBN-10: 1848723644

ISBN-13: 9781848723641

A background of the Brain tells the total tale of neuroscience, from antiquity to the current day. It describes how we've got come to appreciate the organic nature of the mind, starting in prehistoric instances, and progressing to the 20th century with the advance of contemporary Neuroscience.

This is the 1st time a heritage of the mind has been written in a story means, emphasizing how our realizing of the mind and apprehensive approach has built over the years, with the improvement of the disciplines of anatomy, pharmacology, body structure, psychology and neurosurgery. The booklet covers:

  • beliefs in regards to the mind in historical Egypt, Greece and Rome
  • the Medieval interval, Renaissance and Enlightenment
  • the 19th century
  • the most crucial advances within the 20th century and destiny instructions in neuroscience.

The discoveries resulting in the advance of contemporary neuroscience gave upward push to 1 of the main interesting and engaging tales within the complete of technology. Written for readers with out earlier wisdom of the mind or heritage, the e-book will pride scholars, and also will be of significant curiosity to researchers and academics with an curiosity in figuring out how we've arrived at our current wisdom of the brain.

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K. A. (2010) Neurology in Ancient Egypt. , Boller, F. L. (eds) Handbook of Clinical Neurology, vol. 95. Elsevier: Amsterdam. 2 THE DISCOVERY OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM The muscles move certain organs, but they themselves require, in order to be moved, certain nerves from the brain, and if you intercept one of these with a ligature, immediately the muscle in which the nerve is inserted and the organ moved are rendered motionless. Galen of Pergamon I have done as much for medicine as Trajan did for the Roman Empire when he built bridges and roads through Italy.

Boller, F. and Tyler, K. L. (eds) Handbook of Clinical Neurology, vol. 95. Elsevier: Amsterdam. M. (1997) Neurological concepts in archaic Greece: What did Homer know? Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, 6, 72–81. Weber, J. and Wahl, J. (2006) Neurosurgical aspects of trepanations from Neolithic times. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 16, 536–545. P. and Potter, P. (eds) (2000) Psyche and Soma. Clarendon Press: Oxford. K. A. (2010) Neurology in Ancient Egypt. , Boller, F. L.

In parallel with this process, air was drawn into the lungs and passed to the heart where it was transformed into vital pneuma. This provided the body’s innate heat and was pumped into the arteries to support functions such as digestion and nutrition. Both of these ideas were not new, but the third component of Erasistratus’ theory was: he hypothesised that some of the vital pneuma flowed to the brain as psychic pneuma. This was stored in the ventricles where it could encounter movements from the sensory nerves to produce sensation and awareness.

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