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The Resource Plastic reason : an anthropology of brain science in embryogenetic terms, Tobias Rees

Plastic reason : an anthropology of brain science in embryogenetic terms, Tobias Rees

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Plastic reason : an anthropology of brain science in embryogenetic terms
Title
Plastic reason
Title remainder
an anthropology of brain science in embryogenetic terms
Statement of responsibility
Tobias Rees
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Language
eng
Summary
"Throughout the twentieth century, neuronal researchers knew the adult human brain to be a thoroughly fixed and immutable cellular structure, devoid of any developmental potential. Plastic Reason is a study of the efforts of a few Parisian neurobiologists to undermine this rigid conception of the central nervous system and to show that basic embryogenetic processes--most spectacularly the emergence of new cellular tissue in form of new neurons, axons, dendrites, and synapses--continue in the mature brain. Furthermore, these researchers sought to demonstrate that the new tissues are still unspecific and hence literally plastic, and that this cellular plasticity is constitutive of the possibility of the human. Plastic Reason, grounded in years of fieldwork and historical research, is an anthropologist's account of what has arguably been one of the most sweeping events in the history of brain research--the highly contested effort to consider the adult brain in embryogenetic terms. A careful analysis of the breaking open of an established truth, it reveals the turmoil that such a disruption brings about and the emergence of new possibilities of thinking and knowing where before there were none."--Provided by publisher
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Rees, Tobias
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Developmental neurobiology
  • Brain
  • Neuroplasticity
  • MEDICAL
  • SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Brain
  • Developmental neurobiology
  • Neuroplasticity
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Plastic reason : an anthropology of brain science in embryogenetic terms, Tobias Rees
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Entry : Observation -- Relational : Regional rationalities -- Conceptual : Histories of truth (plasticity ca. 1890, 1970, and 1990) -- Nocturnal : Vital concepts -- Experimental : Plastic anatomies of the living -- Ethical : Humility -- Letting go : Adventures -- Coda: plasticity after 2003
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ocn945771887
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780520963177
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctt1bdhvm4
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)945771887
Label
Plastic reason : an anthropology of brain science in embryogenetic terms, Tobias Rees
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Entry : Observation -- Relational : Regional rationalities -- Conceptual : Histories of truth (plasticity ca. 1890, 1970, and 1990) -- Nocturnal : Vital concepts -- Experimental : Plastic anatomies of the living -- Ethical : Humility -- Letting go : Adventures -- Coda: plasticity after 2003
Control code
ocn945771887
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520963177
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1bdhvm4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945771887

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