How we think, feel, move, remember, imagine, and experience the outside world and our own bodies is the domain of neuroscience. For millennia, the workings of the brain and nerves could be approached only through superstition and conjecture. Then, in the 19th century, neuroscience began to cast light on this most complex of our bodily systems. This beautifully illustrated book traces the development of neuroscience, from ancient beliefs to the technologies of the present day. Topics include: • the interaction of mind, soul, and body • the localization of functions within the brain • the workings of the nervous system • the motor system and how we move • the sensory system and how we construct perception • mental illness, brain damage, and lessons from dysfunction and disease • mental activity, including learning, memory, identity, and imagination.
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About the Author
Anne Rooney earned a degree and a PhD from Trinity College, Cambridge. After a period of teaching at the universities of Cambridge and York, she became a full-time writer. She has written many books on the history and philosophy of science, and on other aspects of science and technology. She lives in Cambridge, England, and has been Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge, the University of Essex and Anglia Ruskin University.