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The Brain Takes Shape: An Early History
The Brain Takes Shape: An Early History by Robert L. Martensen 0195151720 9780195151725
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The Brain Takes Shape: An Early History by Robert L. Martensen

This fine book tells an important story of how long-standing notions about the body as dominated by spirit-like humors were transformed into scientific descriptions of its solid tissues. Vesalius, Harvey, Descartes, Willis and Locke all played roles in this transformation, as the cerebral hemispheres and cranial nerves began to take precedence over the role of spirit, passion, and the heart in human thought and behavior. None of this occurred in a social vacuum, and the bookdescribes the historical context clearly. It also shows how debates over investigative methods and models of body order that first raged over 300 years ago continue to influence biomedicine and the broader culture today. No other book on western mind-body relationships has attempted this.

Author: Robert L. Martensen

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 280

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2004-04-08

Our Price: $11.93

ISBN: 0195151720

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