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Published: 11 July 2012

304 Pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780199766499

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The Animal Spirit Doctrine and the Origins of Neurophysiology

C.U.M. Smith, Eugenio Frixione, Stanley Finger, and William Clower

  • A history of the origins of neurophysiology emphasizing its pre-nineteenth-century roots
  • Firmly anchored in cultural and contextual history
  • Cuts across disciplines, including philosophy, physiology, medicine, psychology, physics, sociology, and more
  • Brought to life with short biographies of major figures and descriptions of the cultural settings
  • Shows how a long-established medico-scientific theory can resists change, even after its flaws become apparent, until a good alternative becomes available
  • Chronological tables and introductions to the book's sections lay out what will be covered

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