Mind, Brain, and Adaptation in the Nineteenth Century: Cerebral Localization and Its Biological Context from Gall to Ferrier (The History of Neuroscience Series

Mind, Brain, and Adaptation in the Nineteenth Century: Cerebral Localization and Its Biological Context from Gall to Ferrier (The History of Neuroscience Series

by Robert M. Young
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195063899

ISBN-13: 9780195063899

Pub. Date: 11/28/1990

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This is a reissue of a book published by the Clarendon Press in 1970 with a new introduction to take account of recent developments in the history of 19th century neuroscience. The author examines ideas of the nature and localization of the functions of the brain in the light of the philosophical constraints at work in the sciences of mind and brain in the 19th

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This is a reissue of a book published by the Clarendon Press in 1970 with a new introduction to take account of recent developments in the history of 19th century neuroscience. The author examines ideas of the nature and localization of the functions of the brain in the light of the philosophical constraints at work in the sciences of mind and brain in the 19th century. Particular attention is paid to phrenology, sensory—motor physiology, associationist psychology, and the theory of evolution as applied to the study of psychology. The author argues that the methods and assumptions of modern science achieved apparent success in this domain at the expense of the biological approach which justified the integration of formerly disparate traditions. The method of historical case study is used to illuminate the assumptions of current research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195063899
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1990
Series:
History of Neuroscience Series, #3
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
6.49(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

1. Gall and Phrenology: Speculation Versus Observation Versus Experiment

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