Description

This book is the inaugural volume of autobiographical essays by distinguished senior neuroscientists; it is the first collection of neuroscience writing that is primarily autobiographical. As neuroscience is a young discipline, the contributors to this volume are truly pioneers of scientific research on the brain and spinal cord. This collection of fascinating essays should inform and inspire students and working scientists alike. The general reader interested in science may also find the essays absorbing, as they are essentially human stories about commitment and the pursuit of knowledge. The contributors included in this volume are: Denise Albe-Fessard, Julius Axelrod, Peter O. Bishop, Theodore H. Bullock, Irving T. Diamond, Robert Galambos, Viktor Hamburger, Sir Alan L. Hodgkin, David H. Hubel, Herbert H. Jasper, Sir Bernard Katz, Seymour S. Kety, Benjamin Libet, Louis Sokoloff, James M. Sprague, Curt von Euler and John Z. Young.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* First collection of neuroscience writing that is primarily autobiographical * Contributors are senior neuroscientists who are pioneers in the field

Readership

Students and researchers in neuroscience and neurology.

Table of Contents

Preface. Denise Albe-Fessard. Julius Axelrod. Peter O. Bishop. Theodore H. Bullock. Irving T. Diamond. Robert Galambos. Viktor Hamburger. Sir Alan L. Hodgkin. David H. Hubel. Herbert H. Jasper. Sir Bernard Katz. Seymour S. Kety. Benjamin Libet. Louis Sokoloff. James M. Sprague. Curt von Euler. John Z. Young. Index of Names.

Details

No. of pages:
607
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1998
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780126603019

About the editor

Larry R. Squire

Larry R. Squire is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Neurosciences, and Psychology at the University of California, San Diego. He is also a Research Career Scientist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Diego. Squire is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a past president of the Society for Neuroscience.

Reviews

@qu:"Anyone interested in the history of science in this century will find the 17 autobiographical essays collected in volume one of The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography rich in both facts and in the sociology of science... The book, edited by Larry Squire, a former president of the Society for Neuroscience, was conceived to inform and inspire students and working scientists alike... The essays represent a range of interests and activities as diverse as the field their authors helped build... Above all this book is a treasure of the history, ideas, innovations, and politics that coalesced to produce, and still color, current neuroscience. Anyone entering this field should find the volume valuable for this reason alone." @source:--SCIENCE