Title The Advance of Neuroscience
Subtitle Twelve Topics from the Victorian Era to Today
Author Lori A. Schmied
ISBN 9781476665573
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 256
Book size 152 x 228 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher McFarland (Eurospan Group)
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Description:

Neuroscience has a short history but a long past, to borrow a phrase once used to describe psychology. Although ideas about the relationship of mind and body have been studied since written records were available, it is only in the last fifty years that the term ‘neuroscience’ has been applied to bring together the variety of academic disciplines focusing on brain and behavior. While there are many published works that address the history of neuroscience or examine current issues, few present contemporary topics while revisiting the historical roots. The Victorian era was particularly important in the development of theories of the nervous system and remnants of those ideas are often visible in today’s discourse on brain and behavior. Advances in technology in neuroscience has sometimes yielded a bag of mixed results in forwarding our understanding. This book explores a mix of neuroscience topics focusing on the brain, psychoactive drugs, and applications to a variety of human behaviors and experiences, such as music and sleep.


Contents:

Acknowledgments

Preface

Introduction

PART 1: THE BRAIN

Chapter 1: The New Phrenology

Chapter 2: The Double Brain

Chapter 3: “To Sleep, Perchance to Dream”

Chapter 4: Bad Vibrations: Music on the Brain

PART 2: DRUGS AND BEHAVIOR

Chapter 5: Victorian Explorations of Psychoactive Drugs

Chapter 6: LSD Redux: Hallucinogens

Chapter 7: The Poppy’s Curse: Opiates

PART 3: APPLIED NEUROSCIENCE

Chapter 8: You Are What You Eat: Gut and Brain

Chapter 9: “The Heinous Sin”: Viagra

Chapter 10: What’s Your Type? Typologies

Chapter 11: Detoxing the Brain

Chapter 12: The “Rest Cure” Revisited

Conclusion

Chapter Notes

Bibliography

Index


About the Author:

Lori A. Schmied is a professor of psychology and coordinator of the neuroscience program at Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee.


Target Audience:

Psychologists, Neurologists & Clinical Neurophysiologists.

 
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