Cajal's Butterflies of the Soul (Innbundet)

Science and Art

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2009
Antall sider: 432
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk , Tysk , Italiensk / Spansk
ISBN/EAN: 9780195392708
Omtale: Cajal's Butterflies of the Soul
This book contains a large collection of beautiful figures produced throughout the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century and that represent some characteristic examples of the early days of research in neuroscience. The main aim of this work is to demonstrate to the general public that the study of the nervous system is not only important for the many obvious reasons related to brain function in both health and disease, but also for the unexpected natural beauty that it beholds. This beauty has been discovered thanks to the techniques used to visualize the microscopic structure of the brain, a true forest of colourful and florid neural cells. As illustrated by his marvellous drawings, the studies of Santiago Ramon y Cajal (1852-1934) no doubt contributed more than those of any other researcher at the time to the growth of modern neuroscience. Thus, we have honored his name in the title of this book, even though the figures contained in the main body of the book are from 9

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