Radical Treatment

Radical Treatment
Author: Richard Leblanc
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-12-30
ISBN: 9780773559288
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A comprehensive history of Wilder Penfield's contributions to neurosurgery, neuroscience, and the mind-brain problem.

Radical Treatment

Radical Treatment
Author: Richard Leblanc
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-02-27
ISBN: 0228000203
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical Treatment Book Excerpt:

Wilder Penfield (1891–1976) is famous for his contributions to the understanding of epilepsy and for his discoveries of the relationship between the structure and function of the human brain. His operations, which involved stimulating the cerebral cortex of awake patients with a fine electrode, assured the complete removal of lesions that caused epilepsy. Less widely known is his use of the same technique to localize the interpretation of language, the recording of memories, and the ability to interpret the present in light of past experience. Radical Treatment follows the evolution of Penfield's thinking from his description of brain scars at the beginning of his career to his last thoughts on the human condition. Through a review of his clinical charts, intraoperative sketches, manuscript notes, and other archival material held at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, this book presents a fascinating narrative of the development of Penfield's career and the processes that led to each of his great discoveries. Richard Leblanc vividly conveys the collaborative nature of Penfield's work at the Royal Victoria Hospital and at the MNI, which led to his greatest discoveries. Revealing the duality of a life in science, Leblanc shows that while Penfield was instrumental in establishing the localization of specific functions to distinct regions of the brain, he concurrently stressed the integrative action of the nervous system. Written by the leading authority on the history of Penfield's Montreal Neurological Institute, Radical Treatment is an insightful account of the scientific accomplishments of one of the twentieth century's most influential neuroscientists.

Posttraumatic Epilepsy

Posttraumatic Epilepsy
Author: Carrie R. Jonak,Allison R. Peterson,Devin K. Binder
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2022-10-28
ISBN: 0323886345
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Posttraumatic Epilepsy Book Excerpt:

Posttraumatic Epilepsy: Basic and Clinical Aspects provides a synthesized resource on recent basic and clinical science developments in the field of posttraumatic epilepsy. The book provides a clear understanding of the history of studies of posttraumatic epilepsy and the military and civilian data regarding risk of epilepsy after head trauma. It also covers the basic science of animal models of head injury and the necessary and sufficient changes that must occur to generate epilepsy after head trauma. The authors also explore novel therapeutic approaches to prevent posttraumatic epilepsy. It is written for basic and clinical researchers in neuroscience, as well as clinicians treating patients with epilepsy. Synthesizes studies that demonstrate risk factors for susceptibility to epilepsy after head trauma Reviews animal models of head injury Explores novel therapeutic approaches to prevent posttraumatic epilepsy

Implanted Minds

Implanted Minds
Author: Heiner Fangerau,Jörg M. Fegert,Thorsten Trapp
Publsiher: transcript Verlag
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2014-03-31
ISBN: 3839414334
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Implanted Minds Book Excerpt:

Intracerebral interventions raise particular ethical issues. For instance, attempts at replacing lost or altered brain cells with the help of stem cells or the therapeutic application of Deep Brain Stimulation would have morally relevant implications. Many medically relevant questions and ethical concerns need to be clarified before these intracerebral interventions can become routine procedure: If the brain is conceived as the carrier of an individual's personality or of the self then operations on the brain can be seen as intrusions upon one's personality. The book addresses historical, philosophical, social and legal implications of these new developments in the neurosciences and aims at resolving some of the dilemmas that go hand in hand with »implanted minds«.

Science and Technology in World History 2 volumes

Science and Technology in World History  2 volumes
Author: William E. Burns
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 821
Release: 2020-02-29
ISBN: 1440871175
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and Technology in World History 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

This encyclopedia offers an interdisciplinary approach to studying science and technology within the context of world history. With balanced coverage, a logical organization, and in-depth entries, readers of all inclinations will find useful and interesting information in its contents. Science and Technology in World History takes a truly global approach to the subjects of science and technology and spans the entirety of recorded human history. Topical articles and entries on the subjects are arranged under thematic categories, which are divided further into chronological periods. This format, along with the encyclopedia's integrative approach, offers an array of perspectives that collectively contribute to the understanding of numerous fields across the world, and over eras of development. Entries cover discussions of scientific and technological innovations and theories, historical vignettes, and important texts and individuals throughout the world. From the discovery of fire and the innovation of agricultural methods in China to the establishment of surgical practices in France and the invention of Quantum Theory, this encyclopedia offers comprehensive coverage of fascinating topics in science and technology through a straightforward, historical lens. Provides readers with a multicultural view of the evolution of science and technology from prehistory to the present Covers both scientific theory and practical technology Encourages readers to think about science and technology in historical terms Places current conditions within a broad historical framework

The Soul of All Living Creatures

The Soul of All Living Creatures
Author: Vint Virga, D.V.M.
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-07-09
ISBN: 0307718883
Category: Pets
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Soul of All Living Creatures Book Excerpt:

As profiled in the New York Times Magazine… Based on the author’s twenty-five years of experience as a veterinarian and veterinary behaviorist, The Soul of All Living Creatures delves into the inner lives of animals – from whales, wolves, and leopards to mice, dogs, and cats – and explores the relationships we forge with them. As an emergency room clinician four years out of veterinary school, Dr. Vint Virga had a life-changing experience: he witnessed the power of simple human contact and compassion to affect the recovery of a dog struggling to survive after being hit by a car. Observing firsthand the remarkably strong connection between humans and animals inspired him to explore the world from the viewpoint of animals and taught him to respect the kinship that connects us. With The Soul of All Living Creatures, Virga draws from his decades in veterinary practice to reveal how, by striving to perceive the world as animals do, we can enrich our own appreciation of life, enhance our character, nurture our relationships, improve our communication with others, reorder our values, and deepen our grasp of spirituality. Virga discerningly illuminates basic traits shared by both humans and animals and makes animal behavior meaningful, relevant, and easy to understand. Insightful and eloquent, The Soul of All Living Creatures offers an intimate journey into the lives of our fellow creatures and a thought-provoking promise of what we can learn from spending time with them.

Patient H M

Patient H M
Author: Luke Dittrich
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-08-09
ISBN: 067964380X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patient H M Book Excerpt:

“Oliver Sacks meets Stephen King”* in this propulsive, haunting journey into the life of the most studied human research subject of all time, the amnesic known as Patient H.M. For readers of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks comes a story that has much to teach us about our relentless pursuit of knowledge. Winner of the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award • Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • New York Post • NPR • The Economist • New York • Wired • Kirkus Reviews • BookPage In 1953, a twenty-seven-year-old factory worker named Henry Molaison—who suffered from severe epilepsy—received a radical new version of the then-common lobotomy, targeting the most mysterious structures in the brain. The operation failed to eliminate Henry’s seizures, but it did have an unintended effect: Henry was left profoundly amnesic, unable to create long-term memories. Over the next sixty years, Patient H.M., as Henry was known, became the most studied individual in the history of neuroscience, a human guinea pig who would teach us much of what we know about memory today. Patient H.M. is, at times, a deeply personal journey. Dittrich’s grandfather was the brilliant, morally complex surgeon who operated on Molaison—and thousands of other patients. The author’s investigation into the dark roots of modern memory science ultimately forces him to confront unsettling secrets in his own family history, and to reveal the tragedy that fueled his grandfather’s relentless experimentation—experimentation that would revolutionize our understanding of ourselves. Dittrich uses the case of Patient H.M. as a starting point for a kaleidoscopic journey, one that moves from the first recorded brain surgeries in ancient Egypt to the cutting-edge laboratories of MIT. He takes readers inside the old asylums and operating theaters where psychosurgeons, as they called themselves, conducted their human experiments, and behind the scenes of a bitter custody battle over the ownership of the most important brain in the world. Patient H.M. combines the best of biography, memoir, and science journalism to create a haunting, endlessly fascinating story, one that reveals the wondrous and devastating things that can happen when hubris, ambition, and human imperfection collide. “An exciting, artful blend of family and medical history.”—The New York Times *Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Future Science

Future Science
Author: John Warren White,Stanley Krippner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 612
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Occultism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Psychology 99 00

Psychology 99 00
Author: Karen G. Duffy
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
Total Pages: 229
Release: 1998-12
ISBN: 9780070413726
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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