Popular Fiction and Brain Science in the Late Nineteenth Century

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In the 1860s and 1870s, leading neurologists used animal experimentation to establish that discrete sections of the brain regulate specific mental and physical functions. These discoveries had immediate medical benefits: David Ferrier's detailed cortical maps, for example, saved lives by helping surgeons locate brain tumors and haemorrhages without first opening up the skull. These experiments both incited controversy and stimulated creative thought, because they challenged the possibility of an extra-corporeal soul. This ...

Popular Fiction and Brain Science in the Late Nineteenth Century 2014, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107442467

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Popular Fiction and Brain Science in the Late Nineteenth Century 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107010017

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