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Portraits Of The Mind: Visualizing The Brain From Antiquity To The 21st Century - Carl Schoonover
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Portraits of the Mind follows the fascinating history of our exploration of the brain through images, from medieval sketches and 19th-century drawings by the founder of modern neuroscience to images produced using state-of-the-art techniques, allowing us to see the fantastic networks in the brain as never before. These black-and-white and vibrantly colored images, many resembling abstract art, are employed daily by scientists around the world, but most have never before been seen by the general public. Each chapter addresses a different set of techniques for studying the brain as revealed through the images, and each is introduced by a leading scientist in that field of study. Author Carl Schoonover’s captions provide detailed explanations of each image as well as the major insights gained by scientists over the course of the past 20 years. Accessible to a wide audience, this book reveals the elegant methods applied to study the mind, giving readers a peek at its innermost workings, helping us to understand them, and offering clues about what may lie ahead. Praise for Portraits of the Mind: An odyssey through the brain, illuminated by a rainbow --New York Times Stunning images --Scientific American The collection of images in the new book Portraits of the Mind is truly impressive . . . The mix of history, science and art is terrific. -Wired.com History, science, and art come together to provide a unique perspective on what''s going on upstairs. --New Yorker.com No knowledge of the source or subject matter of these images is necessary; the book is justified by their beauty alone. --Science A remarkable new book- -Discover.com John Keats''s insistence that truth is beauty is exemplified by Carl Schoonover''s wonderful book Portraits of the Mind. Since one cannot understand the present without examining the past, this book offers a delightful and instructive way of accomplishing just that. I enthusiastically recommend this beautiful book both to students of brain science and to lovers of art. -Eric R. Kandel, MD, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2000; University Professor at Columbia; Fred Kavli Professor and Director, Kavli Institute for Brain Science; Senior Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and author of In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind Portraits of the Mind achieves a rare combination of beauty and knowledge. Its images of the brain are mesmerizing, from medieval engravings to modern visualizations as gorgeously abstract as anything by Rothko or de Kooning. And in explaining the nature of these images, this book also delivers an enlightening, up-to-date history of neuroscience. -Carl Zimmer, author of Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain-and How It Changed the World and The Mind''s Eye Goes Blind: Fifteen Journeys Through the Brain Portraits of the Mind is a remarkable book that combines beautifully reproduced illustrations of the nervous system as it has been visualized over the centuries, as well as lively and authoritative commentaries by some of today''s leading neuroscientists. It will be enjoyed by professionals and general readers alike. --Dale Purves, MD, Professor of Neurobiology, Psychology and Neuroscience; and Philosophy at Duke University  Carl Schoonover, Books, Science and Nature, Portraits Of The Mind: Visualizing The Brain From Antiquity To The 21st Century Books>Science and Nature, Abrams

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Hardback. New. The human brain to this day remains the most elusive, mysterious, and maddeningly complex organ in our bodies. Yet, during the last ten to fifteen years, novel methods and new technologies for creating images of the brain and its components have enabled unprecedented advances in neuroscience, providing us with new ways of seeing and interpreting our brains and ourselves. As Dr. Eric Kandel, a renowned neuroscientist at Columbia recently told the New York Times: In this field, we are merely in the foothills of an enormous mountain range...A In fact, the rate of discovery as a result of new imaging techniques far outstrips our understanding of what scientists are finding. It's a very exciting time in neuroscience, and Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century captures the most important, most fascinating highlights of this brave new world unfolding to scientists for a whole new audience. The remarkably beautiful images being produced are used in the daily work of scientists around the world, yet most have been seen only by scientists and will be viewed in this book for the first time by a mainstream audience. Seven chapters will each introduce a different area of study with a brief essay written by a well-known scientist specializing in that field and accompanied by ten to fifteen images that best elucidate the topic and extensive, detailed captions by Schoonover describing and analyzing the significance of each. Beginning with a brief overview of past theories of the mind, from antiquity to the birth of modern neuroscience in the 19th century, and bringing us up to the latest advances and techniques in modern times, all is illustrated with truly spectacular images that could pass for abstract art, from intricate drawings by such scientists as Leonardo da Vinci and Santiago Ramon y Cajal (considered by many to be the greatest neuroscientist of all) to the latest imagery such as the spectacular rainbow-colored neurons being produced by a technique called Brainbow, which was discovered in 2007 and allows researchers to study the anatomical relationships between more than a hundred neurons at once (previously only a few at a time could be discerned). Author Carl Schoonover and the contributing scientists describe, analyse and convey the importance and context of each subject in a tone and style that is accessible and easily grasped by a non-scientist reader. Yet the scientific information is substantial enough that the book will surely appeal to hard-core scientists as well. Author and scientist Jonah Lehrer will contribute a foreword.

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"Portraits of the Mind" follows the fascinating history of our exploration of the brain through images, from medieval sketches and 19th-century drawings by the founder of modern neuroscience to images produced using state-of-the-art techniques, allowing us to see the fantastic networks in the brain as never before. These black-and-white and vibrantly colored images, many resembling abstract art, are employed daily by scientists around the world, but most have never before been seen by the general public. Each chapter addresses a different set of techniques for studying the brain as revealed through the images, and each is introduced by a leading scientist in that field of study. Author Carl Schoonover's captions provide detailed explanations of each image as well as the major insights gained by scientists over the course of the past 20 years. Accessible to a wide audience, this book reveals the elegant methods applied to study the mind, giving readers a peek at its innermost workings, helping us to understand them, and offering clues about what may lie ahead. Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century Schoonover, Carl Edward / Lehrer, Jonah, ABRAMS

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Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century
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Schoonover, Carl

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Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century

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9780810990333

"Visualising the Brain from Antiquity to the 20th Century", a visual history of the brain from early drawings to modern day computer imaging. 120 colour illus.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780810990333
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0810990334
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Publishing year: 2010
Publisher: HARRY N ABRAMS INC
239 Pages
Weight: 0,877 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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