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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
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP363.5
LC item number
.R44 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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Roy and Marian Holleman Foundation
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  • Developmental neurobiology
  • Brain
  • Neuroplasticity
  • 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 (pages 281-314) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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Contents
Entry : Observation -- Relational : Regional rationalities -- Conceptual : Histories of truth -- Nocturnal : Vital concepts -- Experimental : Plastic anatomies of the living -- Ethical : Humility -- Letting go : The plastic -- Coda: plasticity after 2003
Control code
920469736
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780520288126
Lccn
2015032358
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Note
Copley Library's copy funded by a grant from the Roy & Marian Holleman Foundation
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)920469736
Label
Plastic reason : an anthropology of brain science in embryogenetic terms, Tobias Rees
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Entry : Observation -- Relational : Regional rationalities -- Conceptual : Histories of truth -- Nocturnal : Vital concepts -- Experimental : Plastic anatomies of the living -- Ethical : Humility -- Letting go : The plastic -- Coda: plasticity after 2003
Control code
920469736
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780520288126
Lccn
2015032358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Copley Library's copy funded by a grant from the Roy & Marian Holleman Foundation
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)920469736

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