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The Resource Soul made flesh : the discovery of the brain, and how it changed the world, Carl Zimmer

Soul made flesh : the discovery of the brain, and how it changed the world, Carl Zimmer

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Soul made flesh : the discovery of the brain, and how it changed the world
Title
Soul made flesh
Title remainder
the discovery of the brain, and how it changed the world
Statement of responsibility
Carl Zimmer
Title variation
Thomas Willis, the English Civil War and the mapping of the mind
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Soul Made Flesh is the untold story of a dramatic turning point in history - the exciting discovery of how the human brain works. In an unprecedented examination of how the secrets of the brain were revealed in seventeenth-century England, award-winning author Carl Zimmer tells an extraordinary tale that unfurls against a deadly backdrop of civil war, plague, and the Great Fire of London. At the beginning of that turbulent century, no one knew how the brain worked or even what it looked like intact. By the century's close, the science of the brain had taken root, helping to overturn many of the most common misconceptions and dominant philosophies about man, God, and the universe. Presiding over the rise of this new scientific paradigm was the founder of modern neurology, Thomas Willis, a fascinating, sympathetic, even heroic figure who stands at the center of an extraordinary group of scientists and philosophers known as the Oxford circle
Cataloging source
EUW
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1966-
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Zimmer, Carl
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP376
LC item number
.Z555 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Ziel
  • Hersenen
  • Neurowetenschappen
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Brain
Label
Soul made flesh : the discovery of the brain, and how it changed the world, Carl Zimmer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-348) and index
Contents
Introduction: A Bowl of Curds -- Ch. 1. Hearts and Minds, Livers and Stomachs -- Ch. 2. World Without Soul -- Ch. 3. Make Motion Cease -- Ch. 4. The Broken Heart of the Republic -- Ch. 5. Pisse-Prophets Among the Puritans -- Ch. 6. The Circle of Willis -- Ch. 7. Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Air -- Ch. 8. A Curious Quilted Ball -- Ch. 9. Convulsions -- Ch. 10. The Science of Brutes -- Ch. 11. The Neurologist Vanishes -- Ch. 12. The Soul's Microscope
Control code
55471118
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 367 p.
Isbn
9780434010462
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)55471118
Label
Soul made flesh : the discovery of the brain, and how it changed the world, Carl Zimmer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-348) and index
Contents
Introduction: A Bowl of Curds -- Ch. 1. Hearts and Minds, Livers and Stomachs -- Ch. 2. World Without Soul -- Ch. 3. Make Motion Cease -- Ch. 4. The Broken Heart of the Republic -- Ch. 5. Pisse-Prophets Among the Puritans -- Ch. 6. The Circle of Willis -- Ch. 7. Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Air -- Ch. 8. A Curious Quilted Ball -- Ch. 9. Convulsions -- Ch. 10. The Science of Brutes -- Ch. 11. The Neurologist Vanishes -- Ch. 12. The Soul's Microscope
Control code
55471118
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 367 p.
Isbn
9780434010462
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)55471118

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