American Neuroscience in the Twentieth Century
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A history of how neural, behavioural and communicative subdisciplines coalesced in neuroscience to create a promising approach to understanding the relation of mind to brain. It chronicles the expansion of prominent centres of research and the development of innovative apparatus and concepts.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Neural Sciences 1. Prodromal Nineteenth-Century Developments 2. Passage to the Twentieth Century 3. Consolidation and Discovery 4. Electrophysiology Overtakes Morphology 5. New Trails on Fresh Terrain 6. The Peripheral Nervous System 7. Into the Central Nervous System Part 2: Behavioral Sciences 8. Development of Experimental Psychology 9. Animal Behavior and Comparative Psychology 10. Prefrontal Cortex of Infrahuman Primates 11. “That Whale among the Fishes – the Theory of Emotions” 12. Sex and the Brain 13. “The Root of Consciousness” Part 3: Communicative Sciences 14. Infrahuman Communication 15. Speech and Human Language 16. Postscript
Magoun, H.W. | Marshall, L.