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By Charles G. Gross

ISBN-10: 0262517337

ISBN-13: 9780262517331

Neuroscientist Charles Gross has been drawn to the heritage of his box seeing that his days as an undergraduate. A gap within the Head is the second one selection of essays within which he illuminates the learn of the mind with interesting episodes from the earlier. This volume's stories variety from the background of trepanation (drilling a gap within the cranium) to neurosurgery as painted via Hieronymus Bosch to the invention that bats navigate utilizing echolocation. The emphasis is on blind alleys and mistakes in addition to triumphs and discoveries, with old practices attached to contemporary advancements and controversies. Gross first reaches again into the beginnings of neuroscience, then takes up the interplay of artwork and neuroscience, exploring, between different issues, Rembrandt's "Anatomy Lesson" work, and eventually, examines discoveries by way of scientists whose paintings used to be scorned of their personal time yet confirmed right in later eras.

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