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Minds behind the Brain

A History of the Pioneers and Their Discoveries

Minds behind the Brain by Stanley Finger
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1. Introduction: A Voyage Across Time

2. An Ancient Egyptian Physician: The Dawn of Neurology

3. Hippocrates: The Brain as the Organ of the Mind

4. Galen: The Birth of Experimentation

5. Andreas Vesalius: The New "Human" Neuroanatomy

6. Rene Descartes: The Mind-Body Problem

7. Thomas Willis: The Functional Organization of the Brain

8. Luigi Galvani: Electricity and the Nerves

9. Franz Joseph Gall: The Cerebral Organs of Mind

10. Paul Broca: Cortical Localization and Cerebral Dominance

11. David Ferrier and Edward Hitzig: The Experimentalists Map the Cerebral Cortex

12. Jean-Martin Charcot: Clinical Neurology Comes of Age

13. Santiago Ramon Y Cajal: From Nerve Nets to Neuron Doctrine

14. Charles Scott Sherrington: The Integrated Nervous System

15. Edgar D. Adrian: Coding the Nervous System

16. Otto Loewi and Henry Dale: The Discovery of Neurotransmitters

17. Roger W. Sperry and Rita Levi-Montalcini: From Neural Growth to "Split Brains"

18. Pioneers and Discoveries in the Brain Sciences



Oxford University Press; March 2000
379 pages; ISBN 9780198024682
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Title: Minds behind the Brain
Author: Stanley Finger