The Beautiful Brain

The Drawings of Santiago Ramon y Cajal

Author: Larry W. Swanson,Eric Newman,Alfonso Araque,Janet M. Dubinsky

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613129947

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 2820

At the crossroads of art and science, Beautiful Brain presents Nobel Laureate Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s contributions to neuroscience through his groundbreaking artistic brain imagery. Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934) was the father of modern neuroscience and an exceptional artist. He devoted his life to the anatomy of the brain, the body’s most complex and mysterious organ. His superhuman feats of visualization, based on fanatically precise techniques and countless hours at the microscope, resulted in some of the most remarkable illustrations in the history of science. Beautiful Brain presents a selection of his exquisite drawings of brain cells, brain regions, and neural circuits with accessible descriptive commentary. These drawings are explored from multiple perspectives: Larry W. Swanson describes Cajal’s contributions to neuroscience; Lyndel King and Eric Himmel explore his artistic roots and achievement; Eric A. Newman provides commentary on the drawings; and Janet M. Dubinsky describes contemporary neuroscience imaging techniques. This book is the companion to a traveling exhibition opening at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis in February 2017, marking the first time that many of these works, which are housed at the Instituto Cajal in Madrid, have been seen outside of Spain. Beautiful Brain showcases Cajal’s contributions to neuroscience, explores his artistic roots and achievement, and looks at his work in relation to contemporary neuroscience imaging, appealing to general readers and professionals alike.
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The Brain

Die Geschichte von dir

Author: David Eagleman

Publisher: Pantheon Verlag

ISBN: 3641183154

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 626

Unterhaltend und fundiert: Ein Pageturner über die Hirnforschung Die Hirnforschung macht rasante Fortschritte, aber nur selten treten wir einen Schritt zurück und fragen uns, was es heißt, ein Lebewesen und Mensch zu sein. Der renommierte Neurowissenschaftler David Eagleman nimmt uns mit auf die Reise durch das Gewirr aus Milliarden von Hirnzellen und Billionen von Synapsen – und zu uns selbst. Das sonderbare Rechengewebe in unserem Schädel ist der Apparat, mit dem wir uns in der Welt orientieren, Entscheidungen treffen und Vorstellungen entwickeln. Seine unendlich vielen Zellen bringen unser Bewusstsein und unsere Träume hervor. In diesem Buch baut Bestsellerautor David Eagleman eine Brücke zwischen der Hirnforschung und uns, den Besitzern eines Gehirns. Er hilft uns, uns selbst zu verstehen. Denn ein besseres Verständnis unseres inneren Kosmos wirft auch ein neues Licht auf unsere persönlichen Beziehungen und unser gesellschaftliches Zusammenleben: wie wir unser Leben lenken, warum wir lieben, was wir für wahr halten, wie wir unsere Kinder erziehen, wie wir unsere Gesellschaftspolitik verbessern und wie wir den menschlichen Körper auf die kommenden Jahrhunderte vorbereiten können.
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Sehen

Das Bild der Welt in der Bilderwelt

Author: John Berger

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104038198

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 338

Das erfolgreichste Buch zur Kunst der letzten fünfzig Jahre - jetzt neu auflegt im FISCHER Taschenbuch! Mit seinem legendären Buch ›Sehen. Das Bild der Welt in der Bilderwelt‹ lehrte John Berger uns Anfang der 1970er Jahre, Bilder neu zu sehen. Er analysiert Gemälde nicht isoliert in einer Welt von musealer Ewigkeit, sondern als Gebrauchsmuster der modernen Gesellschaft, die vor allem den weiblichen Körper zur Reklame benutzt. John Berger, der große europäische Erzähler und Essayist, feiert im November 2016 seinen 90. Geburtstag. Seine Essays zu Kunst und Fotografie sind aus der Ästhetik des 20. Jahrhunderts nicht mehr wegzudenken. Meisterhaft finden seine Erzählungen und Romane eine sinnliche Antwort auf die Frage, wie wir heute leben. »Es gibt niemals genug von John Berger!« Tilda Swinton
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Thermoformen in der Praxis

Author: Peter Schwarzmann

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446449485

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 519

View: 6317

Alles zum Thermoformen Das Thermoformen gilt in der Kunststoffverarbeitung als der Bereich mit dem größten Wachstum, das gilt sowohl für technische Formteile als auch für Verpackungen. In der Verpackungstechnik ist das Thermoformen meist konkurrenzlos. Konkurrenzlos: bereits in dritter Auflage Der Erfolg der ersten und zweiten Auflage sowie die umfangreichen technologischen Veränderungen in der Thermoformung und neue Anwendungen führten nun auch zu einer in wesentlichen Teilen überarbeiteten und erweiterten dritten Auflage. Völlig neu sind die Kapitel: „Thermoformwerkzeuge“, „Dekoration im Thermoformen“ und „Energieverbrauch des Thermoformens“. Neben den Thermoplasten werden alle Verfahrensschritte beim Thermoformen, die wesentlichen Maschinentypen und Grundlagen für den Bau von Formen und Werkzeugen umfassend geschildert und mit Praxisbeispielen erläutert. Ein Praxisbuch für Einsteiger und Profis Das vorliegende Buch basiert auf einem didaktisch bewährten Lehrgangsprogramm. Entstanden ist so eine zusammenfassende Darstellung der Thermoformgrundlagen und -verfahren, die Studierenden wie auch bereits in der Praxis stehenden Ingenieuren und Technikern eine Einführung in das Fachgebiet gibt und das Grundwissen zur vertieften Behandlung von Einzelfragen vermittelt.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Brain & Behavior

An Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience

Author: Bob Garrett,Gerald Hough

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506349226

Category: Psychology

Page: 616

View: 4837

Ignite your excitement about behavioral neuroscience with Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience, Fifth Edition by best-selling author Bob Garrett and new co-author Gerald Hough. Garrett and Hough make the field accessible by inviting readers to explore key theories and scientific discoveries using detailed illustrations and immersive examples as their guide. Spotlights on case studies, current events, and research findings help readers make connections between the material and their own lives. A study guide, revised artwork, new animations, and an accompanying interactive eBook stimulate deep learning and critical thinking.
Posted in Psychology

Die soziale Eroberung der Erde

Eine biologische Geschichte des Menschen

Author: Edward O. Wilson

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406645313

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 820

Woher kommen wir? Was sind wir? Wohin gehen wir? Der große Biologe E. O. Wilson entschlüsselt die Evolution des Menschen Die soziale Eroberung der Erde ist die Summe lebenslanger innovativer Forschung, die Krönung des Lebenswerkes von Edward O. Wilson. Seine weitreichende These: Die soziale Gruppe und nicht das egoistische Gen war der entscheidende Faktor der Menschwerdung. "Keinem außer Edward O. Wilson konnte eine derart brillante Synthese aus Biologie und Geisteswissenschaften gelingen, die Licht wirft auf den Ursprung von Sprache, Religion, Kunst und der gesamten menschlichen Kultur." Oliver Sacks "Eine große, doch einfache Fragestellung, überzeugende Erklärungen, eine meisterhafte Beherrschung der Wissenschaft und eine anschauliche, verständliche Darstellung einmal mehr hat E.O. Wilson ein Buch geschrieben mit den Qualitäten, die ihm Pulitzerpreise und ein Millionenpublikum eingebracht haben." Jared Diamond "Ein fabelhaftes Buch." Bill Clinton
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Symbolic Articulation

Image, Word, and Body between Action and Schema

Author: Sabine Marienberg

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110558904

Category: Art

Page: 215

View: 5367

In a unique cooperation between philosophy, linguistics, art history, and ancient studies, this volume focuses on ways in which the entangled and embodied nature of image and language enables us to symbolically articulate the world and our experience in a great variety of forms. It lays the foundation for a new cultural anthropology of symbolic processes.
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Key Thinkers in Neuroscience

Author: Andy Wickens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351271024

Category: Psychology

Page: 276

View: 7328

Key Thinkers in Neuroscience provides insight into the life and work of some of the most significant minds that have shaped the field. Studies of the human brain have been varied and complex, and the field is rich in pioneers whose endeavours have broken new ground in neuroscience. Adopting a chronological and multi-disciplinary approach to each Key Thinker, the book highlights their extraordinary contributions to neuroscience. Beginning with Santiago Ramon y Cajal and finishing with the philosophers Patricia Churchland and Paul Churchland, this book provides a comprehensive look at the new ideas and discoveries that have shaped neuroscientific research and practice, and the people that have been invaluable to this field. This book will be an indispensable companion for all students of neuroscience and the history of psychology, as well as anyone interested in how we have built our knowledge of the brain.
Posted in Psychology

GER-BEITRAG ZUM STUDIUM DER ME

Author: Santiago 1852-1934 Ramon y. Cajal

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781360565545

Category: History

Page: 154

View: 2911

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Auf der Suche nach dem Gedächtnis

die Entstehung einer neuen Wissenschaft des Geistes

Author: Eric R. Kandel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570550397

Category: USA - Neurophysiologie - Forschung - Wissenschaftler - Erlebnisbericht

Page: 524

View: 1857

Posted in USA - Neurophysiologie - Forschung - Wissenschaftler - Erlebnisbericht

Logicomix

eine epische Suche nach Wahrheit : Leseprobe

Author: Apostolos K. Doxiadēs,Christos H. Papadimitriou

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783855350698

Category: German comic books, strips, etc

Page: 351

View: 4596

Posted in German comic books, strips, etc

Handbuch der Gewebelehre des Menschen

für Aerzte und Studirende

Author: Albert Kölliker,Albert von Kölliker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Histology

Page: 730

View: 8294

Posted in Histology

Das Leben des Michelangelo

Author: Giorgio Vasari

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783803150455

Category: Artists

Page: 509

View: 5045

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Cajal's Neuronal Forest

Science and Art

Author: Javier DeFelipe PhD

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190842849

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 7784

Cajal's Neuronal Forest: Science and Art continues the tradition set forth by its sister volume Cajal's Butterflies of the Soul (OUP, 2009). This new collection contains hundreds of beautiful rarely-seen-before figures produced throughout the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century by famed father-of-modern-neuroscience Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934) and his contemporaries. Cajal was captivated by the beautiful shapes of the cells of the nervous system. He and his fellow scientists saw neurons as trees and glial cells as bushes. Given their high density and arrangement, neurons and glial resembled a thick forest, a seemingly impenetrable terrain of interacting cells mediating cognition and behavior. In unraveling the mysteries of the brain, these researchers encountered an almost infinite number of cellular forms with an extraordinary beauty, which they could not help but put pen to paper, allowing them to discover a new artistic world- the neuronal forest- that gave free rein not only to their imagination, but to a new way of viewing the brain as well. This book has been divided into two parts. The first focuses on the scientific atmosphere in Cajal's times, on the history of the neuron, and the anatomical challenge posed in studying neuronal connections. It also delves into the artistic skills of Cajal and other important pioneers in neuroscience and how the neuronal forests have served as an unlimited source of artistic inspiration. The second consists of 275 original drawings by Cajal. All were published over the course of his scientific career and cover virtually all of his research fields of interest, including the spinal cord, the optic lobe and retina, cerebral cortex, and many other regions of the brain. Cajal's Neuronal Forest: Science and Art is a testament to the natural beauty found in science. Despite the common misconception that the drawings of Cajal and other scientists of the time are pieces of art, these drawings are in fact copies of histological preparations and contributed greatly to the discoveries made in the field of neuroscience. This book is a gem in any library, whether serving as a medical history or a gallery of stunning sketches.
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Die Neuronenlehre Und Ihre Anhänger

Author: Franz Nissl

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270302196

Category: Education

Page: 496

View: 1998

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Posted in Education