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The Beautiful Brain - by Larry W Swanson & Eric Newman & Alfonso Araque & Janet M Dubinsky (Hardcover)

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  • At the crossroads of art and science, TheBeautiful Brain presents Nobel Laureate Santiago Ramón y Cajal's contributions to neuroscience through his groundbreaking artistic brain imagery.
  • About the Author: Larry W. Swanson is the author of Brain Architecture (2012) and a past president of the Society for Neuroscience.
  • 208 Pages
  • Science, Life Sciences

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About the Book



Santiago Ramaon y Cajal (1852-1934) was the father of modern neuroscience and an exceptional artist. He devoted his life to the anatomy of the brain, the body's most complex and mysterious organ. His superhuman feats of visualization, based on fanatically precise techniques and countless hours at the microscope, resulted in some of the most remarkable illustrations in the history of science. Beautiful Brain presents a selection of his exquisite drawings of brain cells, brain regions, and neural circuits with accessible descriptive commentary.



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At the crossroads of art and science, TheBeautiful Brain presents Nobel Laureate Santiago Ramón y Cajal's contributions to neuroscience through his groundbreaking artistic brain imagery.

"Among the world's greatest scientific illustrations. . . . They posit the thing between your ears as an immense cosmic universe, or at least one of the most intricate of all of nature's creations. That the images are also undeniable as art only adds to the complexity." --New York Times

Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934) was the father of modern neuroscience and an exceptional artist. He devoted his life to the anatomy of the brain, the body's most complex and mysterious organ. His superhuman feats of visualization, based on fanatically precise techniques and countless hours at the microscope, resulted in some of the most remarkable illustrations in the history of science.

This selection of Cajal's exquisite drawings of brain cells, brain regions, and neural circuits features accessible descriptive commentary, explored in the text from multiple perspectives:

  • Larry W. Swanson describes Cajal's contributions to neuroscience
  • Lyndel King and Eric Himmel explore his artistic roots and achievement
  • Eric A. Newman provides commentary on the drawings
  • Janet M. Dubinsky describes contemporary neuroscience imaging techniques
This book is the companion to the traveling exhibition that marked the first time that many of these works, which are housed at the Instituto Cajal in Madrid, have been seen outside of Spain.

In addition to showcasing Cajal's contributions to neuroscience and exploring his artistic roots and achievement, The Beautiful Brain looks at his work in relation to contemporary neuroscience imaging, appealing to general readers and professionals alike.



About the Author



Larry W. Swanson is the author of Brain Architecture (2012) and a past president of the Society for Neuroscience. He is a neuroscientist at the University of Southern California.

Eric A. Newman, Alfonso Araque, and Janet Dubinsky are distinguished neuroscientists at the University of Minnesota.

Lyndel King is the director and chief curator of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis.

Eric Himmel is editor in chief at Abrams Books, New York.

Dimensions (Overall): 11.0 Inches (H) x 10.3 Inches (W) x 1.0 Inches (D)
Weight: 2.9 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 208
Genre: Science
Sub-Genre: Life Sciences
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Theme: Neuroscience
Format: Hardcover
Author: Larry W Swanson & Eric Newman & Alfonso Araque & Janet M Dubinsky
Language: English
Street Date: January 17, 2017
TCIN: 51412072
UPC: 9781419722271
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-2851
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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