Brain Renaissance: From Vesalius to Contemporary Neuroscience by Marco CataniBrain Renaissance: From Vesalius to Contemporary Neuroscience by Marco Catani

Brain Renaissance: From Vesalius to Contemporary Neuroscience

byMarco Catani, Stefano Sandrone

Hardcover | April 15, 2015

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Brain Renaissance, From Vesalius to Contemporary Neuroscience is published on the 500th anniversary of the birth and the 450th anniversary of the death of Vesalius. The authors translated those Latin chapters of the Fabrica dedicated to the brain, a milestone in the history of neuroscience.Many chapters are accompanied by a commentary tracking the discoveries that paved the way to our modern understanding of the brain - from the pineal gland that regulates sleep, the fornix and mammillary bodies for memory, the colliculi for auditory and visual perception, and the cerebellum for motorcontrol, to the corpus callosum for interhemispheric cross-talk, the neural correlates of senses, and the methods for dissections. The chapters constitute a primer for those interested in the brain and history of neuroscience. The translation, written with modern anatomical terminology in mind,provides direct access to Vesalius' original work on the brain. Those interested in reading the words of the Renaissance master will find the book an invaluable addition to their Vesalian collection. Brain Renaissance pays a tribute to the work of the pioneers of neuroscience and to the lives of those with brain disorders, through whose suffering most discoveries are made. It's an unforgettable journey inspired by the work of the great anatomist, whose words still resonate today.
Marco Catani and Stefano Sandrone are both affiliated with the Neuroanatomy and Tractography Brain Laboratory, Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences, Institute of Psychiatry at Kings College, London, UK.
Title:Brain Renaissance: From Vesalius to Contemporary NeuroscienceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:April 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction 1: The Anatomy of an anatomistIntroduction 2: A brief history of neuroscience from Vesalius to the connectome1. The brain is fabricated for the sake of the supreme spirit, the senses, and also the movement that depends upon our will2. On the dura membrane that surrounds the brain, and the small membrane covering the skull under the skin3. On the tenuis cerebral membranes4. On the number, position, shape, convolutions and substance of the brain and cerebellumCommentary: Scratching the surface of complexity5. On the corpus callosum of the brain and the septum of the right and left ventriclesCommentary: A tale of anarchic hands and split brains6. On the cerebral ventricleCommentary: The liquor of our souls7. On the brain structure that expert dissectors have compared to a tortoise-like vaultCommentary: A memory thread in the brain8. On the cerebral gland resembling a pine nutCommentary: From the seat of the soul to the SAD lamps9. On the testes [i.e. superior colliculi] and buttocks [i.e. inferior colliculi] of the brainCommentary: Sex on the hills10. On the processes of that [part of the] cerebellum that resembles a worm [i.e. vermis], and the tendons that contain themCommentary: More than a little brain11. On the infundibulum, the glandule that receives the cerebral phlegm and the other ducts that cleanse itCommentary: The axis of survival12. On the networks of the brain believed to be similar to the reticular plexus and the placentaCommentary: The net of wonder13. On the organ of smell14. On the eye, the instrument of vision15. On the organ of hearing16. On the organ of taste17. On the organ of touch18. How to dissect the brain and all the organs referred to in this brainAppendix: Select Figures from Andreas VesaliusIndex