By Charles G. Gross

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

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