By Sidney Ochs
Sidney Ochs starts his survey with a chronological examine the historical past of nerves from the 5th century B.C. to the early eighteenth century to illustrate the advance of our wisdom of the molecular mechanisms of neuronal functionality. Ochs then adopts a thematic method, contemplating key subject matters from the eighteenth century to the current. the amount will function a useful source for historians of neuroscience and drugs, philosophers of technological know-how and drugs, and neuroscientists.
Read or Download A History of Nerve Functions: From Animal Spirits to Molecular Mechanisms PDF
Similar physical books
Plasticity refers back to the skill of many organisms to alter their biology or habit to answer adjustments within the setting. people are essentially the most plastic of all species, and therefore the main variable. this can be the 1st booklet to envision the historical past of analysis during this sector and it presents info on cutting-edge examine tools and discoveries.
A better half to the Anthropology of the physique and Embodiment deals unique essays that study historic and modern methods to conceptualizations of the physique. during this ground-breaking paintings at the physique and embodiment, the newest scholarship from anthropology and comparable social technological know-how fields is gifted, supplying new insights on physique politics and the adventure of the bodyOriginal chapters hide historic and modern methods and spotlight new study frameworksReflects the expanding significance of embodiment and its ethnographic contexts inside of anthropologyHighlights the expanding emphasis on interpreting the creation of clinical, technological, and clinical services in learning our bodies and embodiment
- Pathophysiology of Headaches: From Molecule to Man
- The human species : an introduction to biological anthropology
- Physical activity and health: a report of the Surgeon General
- Sex, Size and Gender Roles: Evolutionary Studies of Sexual Size Dimorphism
- Perspectives on Auditory Research
- Death, Decomposition, and Detector Dogs: From Science to Scene
Extra resources for A History of Nerve Functions: From Animal Spirits to Molecular Mechanisms
As the ancient philosophers believed, matter becomes alive through its organization by the ﬁne spirit that pervades the cosmos. Taken in by respiration, it becomes the organizing principle or soul of living creatures (Chapter 1). 7 As for whether the soul is immortal or not, Galen was guarded. 9 If the reasoning faculty is a form of the soul, namely a mixture within the brain, it must be mortal. If it is immortal why should it depart when the brain undergoes excessive cooling, heating, drying, or moistening (physical elements of which it is composed)?
God, in his Neoplatonic view, illuminates the mind of man and without that inﬂuence, ideas would not be understood. He considered the soul to be immaterial and to occupy no space. ” St. 15 He observed, as did Aristotle before him (Chapter 1), that when a worm is cut into two parts, each part of the worm moves swiftly away. Carrying the experiment further, he cut the pieces of the worm again, and each of them was able to move about as if it were an independent creature. Asked to explain the phenomenon, St.
Thymos includes not only mind, soul, feeling, and temper, but also eager desire, avidity, (carnal) appetite, and lust – 68 71 73 (Lloyd, 1973), p. 28. , p. 29. 70 (Dewitt, 1967), p. 265. (Cicero, 1972). 72 (Ross, 1923) and (Aristotle, 1968). (Peters, 1967), pp. 166–176. 20:55 P1: FCH/FFX P2: FCH/FFX 052124742Xc01 QC: FCH/FFX CB616-Ochs-v2 T1: FCH December 29, 2003 INTRODUCTION 19 in general terms emotional states. Its location to the chest is shown by the agitation that can be felt there in emotional states.
A History of Nerve Functions: From Animal Spirits to Molecular Mechanisms by Sidney Ochs