Brain Renaissance: From Vesalius to Modern Neuroscience

Brain Renaissance: From Vesalius to Modern Neuroscience

by Marco Catani, Stefano Sandrone

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ISBN-13: 9780199383832
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/04/2015
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Marco Catani
Neuroanatomy and Tractography Brain Laboratory
Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences
Institute of Psychiatry
Kings College
London, UK

Stefano Sandrone
Neuroanatomy and Tractography Brain Laboratory
Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences
Institute of Psychiatry
Kings College
London, UK

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments

PART ONE: VESALIUS'S LIFE: THE ANATOMY OF AN ANATOMIST
1. Vesalius, a Man of His TIme
2. A Flemish Formation in Brussels and Leuven
3. Vesalius Meets Galen in Paris
4. The Paduan School of Anatomy
5. A Slow Departure From Galen
6. The Making of the Fabrica
7. Dissecting the Fabrica
8. Vesalius and Venice
9. A Life Among Eminent Men, with Many Honors and Gifts
10. From Anatomy to Surgery
11. Desolation in Spain
12. The Last Journey

PART TWO: THE FABRICA OF THE HUMAN BRAIN
13. The Brain Is Fabricated for the Sake of the Supreme Spirit, the Senses, and Also the Movement That Depends upon Our Will
14. On the Hard Membrane That Surrounds the Brain and the Small Membrane Covering the Skull Under the Skin
15. On the Thin Membrane of the Brain
16. On the Number, Position, Shape, Convolutions, and Substance of the Brain and Cerebellum
Commentary: Scratching the Surface of Complexity
17. On the Corpus Callosum of the Brain and the Septum of the Right and Left Ventricles
Commentary: The Corpus Callosum: A Tale of Anarchic Hands and Split Brains
18. On the Cerebral Ventricles
Commentary: The Liqour of our Souls
19. On the Brain Structure That Expert Dissectors Have Compared to a Tortoise-Like Vault
Commentary: The Fornix: A Memory Thread in the Brain
20. On the Cerebral Gland Resembling a Pine Nut
Commentary: The Pineal Gland: From the Seat of the Soul to the "SAD" Lamps
21. On the Testes and the Buttocks of the Brain
: Commentary: Sex on the Hills
22. On the Cerebellar Processes Resembling Worms and the Tendons That Contain Them
Commentary: The Cerebellum: More Than a Little Brain
23. On the Infundibulum, the Glandule That Receives the Cerebral Phlegm, and the Other Ducts That Clense It
Commentary: The Axis of Survival
24. On the Networks of the Brain Believed to Be Similar to the Reticular Plexus and the Placenta
Commentary: The Net of Wonder
25. On the Organ of Smell
26. On the Eye, the Instrument of Vision
27. On the Organ of Hearing
28. On the Organ of Taste
29. On the Organ of Touch
30. How to Dissect the Brain and all the Other Organs Discussed in This Book

PART THREE: A BRIEF HISTORY OF NEUROSCIENCE FROM VESALIUS TO THE CONNECTOME
31. Introduction to Network Neuroscience
32. Protoconnectome Maps
33. Seeing Things in Gray and White
34. Phrenology and Animal Electricity
35. Microscope Discoveries
36. Early Cartography
37. From Electrophysiology to Neuroimaging
38. Metaphors and Myths

Appendix: Figures from the Seventh Book of the Fabrica
Notes
References
Index

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