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Author Mosso, A. (Angelo), 1846-1910, author

Title Angelo Mosso's Circulation of blood in the human brain / edited, with commentary, by Marcus E. Raichle, Gordon M. Shepherd ; translation by Christiane Nockels Fabbri
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource
Contents Cover -- Angelo Mosso's Circulation of Blood in the Human Brain Angelo Mosso's Circulation of Blood in the Human Brain -- Copyright -- TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Introduction -- Brief Biography of Angelo Mosso and His Times -- Commentary: From Mosso to Modern Brain Imaging -- Notes on the Translation -- Brief Translator's Biography -- Translation: Circulation of Blood in the Human Brain -- Dedication -- TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Critical Historical Introduction -- 1. Notes Concerning the Disease States of the Three Subjects in Whom the Conditions of the Blood Circulation in the Brain Were Studied -- 2. Description of the Equipment Used to Record the Pulse of the Brain and of Other Parts of the Body -- 3. General Considerations Regarding the Configuration of the Pulse -- 4. Concerning the Response of the Cerebral Circulation During Increased Mental Activity and With Emotional and Sensory Perceptions -- 5. Sleep and Its Relationships to Cerebral Blood Flow -- 6. Reflections on the Nature of Sleep and Its Concomitant Phenomena -- 7. On the Fluctuations of the Cerebral Tracings That Are Controlled by the Movements of the Vessels and of the Heart -- 8. Concerning the Movements of the Blood Vessels in the External Ear of the Rabbit -- 9. The Influence of Respiratory Movements on the Blood Circulation in the Brain and in the Lungs -- 10. Experimental Critique of the Investigations on the Pulmonary Circulation Undertaken by Quincke and Pfeiffer, by Funke and Latschenberger, and by Bowditch and Garland -- 11. Influence of the Respiratory Movements on the Systemic Blood Pressure -- 12. Influence of Amyl Nitrite on the Blood Circulation in the Brain -- 13. Anemia and Hyperemia of the Brain -- 14. Concerning the Blood Circulation Inside the Intact Skull -- 15. Investigations Into the Movements of the Cerebrospinal Fluid -- Index
Summary "Modern brain imaging is revolutionizing the study of brain function in health and disease. Few realize that its origins began with a pioneering study in the nineteenth century by an Italian scientist, Angelo Mosso, of several subjects brought to him with head injuries that exposed their brains to direct observation. He took advantage of this opportunity to observe for the first time changes in cerebral blood flow in relation to different behaviors, the same changes that are the basis for the measurements underlying modern methods. Although Mosso was widely recognized for this highly original study by his contemporaries, through a German translation in 1881, there has never been a translation through which his magnificent achievement could be recognized in English. His rightful role as the pioneer in brain imaging has thus not been recognized. This unique volume corrects that deficiency. Through it, the modern reader, whether an expert in the field or an interested scientist or member of the public, can gain a new perspective on the remarkable insights Mosso gained into how behaviors as subtle as thinking about a subject or feeling an emotion can produce the changes in pulsations of the brain that he observed. The special features of this volume begin with a brief summary of Mosso's life. Two pioneers of modern brain imaging, Marcus Raichle (winner of the Kavli Prize) and Gordon M. Shepherd, then provide an extensive commentary that succinctly summarizes Mosso's work and explains its relevance to modern methods. The authors not only emphasize Mosso's role as a pioneer in brain imaging, but also through this study as a pioneer in the eventual rise of cognitive neuroscience. The English translation then follows, together with all of the plates and illustrations of the original volume. The result is a classic of neuroscience now available for wide appreciation by neuroscientists, neurologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, historians of science and medicine, and the general public"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cerebral circulation -- Physiology
Cerebrovascular Circulation -- physiology
Brain -- blood supply
MEDICAL -- Physiology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Human Anatomy & Physiology.
Form Electronic book
Author Raichle, Marcus E., editor, writer of added commentary
Shepherd, Gordon M., 1933- editor, writer of added commentary
ISBN 9780199358991
Other Titles Sulla circolazione del sangue nel cervello dell'uomo. English
Circulation of blood in the human brain