Vital Models: The Making And Use Of Models In The Brain Sciences by Tara MahfoudVital Models: The Making And Use Of Models In The Brain Sciences by Tara Mahfoud

Vital Models: The Making And Use Of Models In The Brain Sciences

byTara MahfoudEditorSam Mclean, Nikolas Rose

Hardcover | August 12, 2017

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Vital Models: The Making and Use of Models in the Brain Sciences, Volume 233,a new volume in theProgress of Brain Researchseries, explores the history and use of 3D models of the brain in research and teaching, the development of digital models and simulations of the brain and the development and use of animal models. New to this volume are chapters on the Epistemic virtues of visualization: The Living Brain Revisited, Slicing the Cortex to Study Mental Illness: Alois Alzheimer's Pictures of Equivalence, and Opaque Models: Using Drugs and Dreams to Explore the Neurobiological Basis of Mental Phenomena.

This timely volume helps both scientists and students better understand the variety, strengths, weaknesses and applicability of models in neuroscience and psychiatry.



  • Presents a timely update on the topic of brain research and modeling techniques
  • Contains sections from true authorities in the field
Tara Mahfoud is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine. She has a Masters degree in Social Anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and a Bachelors degree in Sociology and Anthropology from the American University of Beirut. Her dissertation is an ethnography of brain modeling and ...
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Title:Vital Models: The Making And Use Of Models In The Brain SciencesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:246 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:August 12, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:012804215X

ISBN - 13:9780128042151

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PrefaceTara Mahfoud, Sam McLean and Nikolas Rose1. Vital brains: On the entanglement of media, minds, and modelsCornelius Borck2. Slicing the cortex to study mental illness: Alois Alzheimer's pictures of equivalenceLara Keuck3. Opaque models: Using drugs and dreams to explore the neurobiological basis of mental phenomenaNicolas Langlitz4. Man not a machine: models, minds, and mental labor, c.1980Max Stadler5. Infrastructural intelligence: Contemporary entanglements of neuroscience and AIJohannes Bruder6. Learning from large-scale neural simulationsMaria Serban7. Connectomes as constitutively epistemic objects: critical perspectives on modeling in current neuroanatomyPhilipp Haueis, Jan Slaby8. Bridging the gap between system and cell: The role of ultra-high field MRI in human neuroscienceRobert Turner, Daniel De Haan