The Fine Arts, Neurology, and Neuroscience, Volume 203

1st Edition

Neuro-Historical Dimensions

Serial Volume Editors: Stanley Finger Dahlia Zaidel Francois Boller Julien Bogousslavsky
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444627308
eBook ISBN: 9780444627360
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 25th September 2013
Page Count: 300
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Chapter 1. Vesalius and the emergence of veridical representation in Renaissance anatomy


1 A new vision of anatomy

2 Revival of classical knowledge: Art and anatomy

3 The concept of original source: A textual prelude to the human cadaver

4 Seeing and recording the invisible: Rete mirabile

5 Ventricles: From function to structure: Circles to cavities

6 The role of illustrations

7 The need for illustration: Vesalius

8 Conclusions


Chapter 2. Medieval and Renaissance anatomists: The printing and unauthorized copying of illustrations, and the dissemination of ideas


1 Origins of Anatomical Illustration

2 Andreas Vesalii

3 Vesalian Compendia: Plagiarists, Imitators, and Disseminators

4 Conclusion



Chapter 3. Anna Morandi's Wax Self-Portrait with Brain


1 The context

2 The anatomist

3 Brain power

4 The crankling brain

5 Conclusion


Chapter 4. David Ferrier: Brain drawings and brain maps


1 Background

2 Alexander Ecker

3 John Galton

4 Ernest Waterlow

5 The Nature of Illustrations

6 The Nature of Ferrier’s Illustrations

7 Concluding Remarks



Chapter 5. Neura, nerves, nerve fibers, neurofibrils, microtubules: Multidimensional routes of pain, pleasure, and voluntary action in images across the ages


1 Our Subject

2 In the Beginning: Routes of Life Power Across the Body

3 Neura: Pathways of Sensation and Will

4 Picturing Things as the


This well-established international series examines major areas of basic and clinical research within neuroscience, as well as emerging and promising subfields. This volume explores the history and modern perspective on neurology and neuroscience.

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  • This well-established international series examines major areas of basic and clinical research within neuroscience, as well as emerging and promising subfields
  • This volume explores the history and modern perspective on neurology and neuroscience


Neuroscientists, psychologists, neurologists


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About the Serial Volume Editors

Stanley Finger Serial Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

Dahlia Zaidel Serial Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California,U.S.A.

Francois Boller Serial Volume Editor

François Boller, M.D., Ph.D. has been co-Series Editor of the Handbook of Clinical Neurology since 2002. a board-certified neurologist currently Professor of Neurology at the George Washington University Medical School (GW) in Washington, DC. He was born in Switzerland and educated in Italy where he obtained a Medical Degree at the University of Pisa. After specializing in Neurology at the University of Milan, Dr. Boller spent several years at the Boston VA and Boston University Medical School, including a fellowship under the direction of Dr. Norman Geschwind. He obtained a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where he was in charge of Neuroscience teaching at the Medical School and was nominated Teacher of the Year. In 1983, Dr. Boller became Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh where he founded and directed one of the first NIH funded Alzheimer Disease Research Centers in the country. In 1989, he was put in charge of a Paris-based INSERM Unit dedicated to the neuropsychology and neurobiology of cerebral aging. He returned to the United States and joined the NIH in 2005, before coming to GW in July 2014. Dr. Boller’s initial area of interest was aphasia and related disorders; he later became primarily interested in cognitive disorders and dementia with emphasis on the correlates of cognitive disorders with pathology, neurophysiology and imaging. He was one of the first to study the relation between Parkinson and Alzheimer disease, two processes that were thought to be unrelated. His current area of interest is Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders with emphasis on the early and late stages of the disease. He is also interested in the history of Neurosciences and is Past President of the International Society for the History of Neurosciences. He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Neurology, the official Journal of the European Federation of Neuro

Affiliations and Expertise

George Washington University Medical School, Washington, DC, USA

Julien Bogousslavsky Serial Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Genolier Swiss Medical Network,Switzerland