Brain renaissance : from Vesalius to contemporary neuroscience / introduced, translated and commented upon by Marco Catani, Stefano Sandrone.

Catani, Marco [Browse]
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
xiii, 287 pages ; 25 cm


Translation and commentary of those chapters of De humani corporis fabrica dedicated to the brain.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction 1 : the anatomy of an anatomist -- Introduction 2 : a brief history of neuroscience from Vesalius to the connectome -- The brain is fabricated for the sake of the supreme spirit, the senses, and also the movement that depends upon our will -- On the dura membrane that surrounds the brain, and the small membrane covering the skull under the skin -- On the tenuis cerebral membranes -- On the number, position, shape, convolutions and substance of the brain and cerebellum -- Commentary : scratching the surface of complexity -- On the corpus callosum of the brain and the septum of the right and left ventricles -- Commentary : a tale of anarchic hands and split brains -- On the cerebral ventricle -- Commentary : the liquor of our souls -- On the brain structure that expert dissectors have compared to a tortoise-like vault -- Commentary : a memory thread in the brain -- On the cerebral gland resembling a pine nut -- Commentary : from the seat of the soul to the sad lamps -- On the testes [i.e. superior colliculi] and buttocks [i.e. inferior colliculi] of the brain -- Commentary : sex on the hills -- On the processes of that [part of the] cerebellum that resembles a worm [i.e. vermis], and the tendons that contain them -- Commentary : more than a little brain -- On the infundibulum, the glandule that receives the cerebral phlegm and the other ducts that cleanse it -- Commentary : the axis of survival -- On the networks of the brain believed to be similar to the reticular plexus and the placenta -- Commentary : the net of wonder -- On the organ of smell -- On the eye, the instrument of vision -- On the organ of hearing -- On the organ of taste -- On the organ of touch -- How to dissect the brain and all the organs referred to in this brain.
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