The Birth of Modern Neuroscience in Turin

The Birth of Modern Neuroscience in Turin

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Author/Contributor(s): Sandrone, Stefano ; Lorusso, Lorenzo
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Date: 02/01/2022
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: NEW
This book is a journey to discover and rediscover famous and lesser known aspects of the birth of modern neuroscience in Turin, from pre-Enlightenment to the 1980s. The pioneering contributions of neuroscientists from Turin and working in Turin and how they shaped the national and
international community are critically explored.

A brief selection of topics covered by The Birth of Modern Neuroscience in Turin:
- Luigi Rolando's neuroanatomical drawings
- Cesare Lombroso's controversial stances on criminal anthropology
- Angelo Mosso's pioneering 'neuroimaging' experiments
- Ernesto Lugaro's contributions to neuroplasticity and psychiatry
- Federico Kiesow and the development of experimental psychology in Europe
- Camillo Negro's first clinical neurological movies
- Giuseppe Levi's histological works and his mentorship
- Rita Levi Montalcini and her Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the Nerve Growth Factor