A Hole in the Head: More Tales in the History of by Charles G. Gross PDF

By Charles G. Gross

Neuroscientist Charles Gross has been drawn to the historical past of his box seeing that his days as an undergraduate. A gap within the Head is the second one number of essays during which he illuminates the research of the mind with attention-grabbing episodes from the previous. This volume's stories variety from the heritage of trepanation (drilling a gap within the cranium) to neurosurgery as painted via Hieronymus Bosch to the invention that bats navigate utilizing echolocation. The emphasis is on blind alleys and blunders in addition to triumphs and discoveries, with old practices attached to contemporary advancements and controversies. Gross first reaches again into the beginnings of neuroscience, then takes up the interplay of paintings and neuroscience, exploring, between different issues, Rembrandt's "Anatomy Lesson" work, and at last, examines discoveries by way of scientists whose paintings was once scorned of their personal time yet confirmed right in later eras.

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