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Emotions and the Brain: Rethinking the Mind-Body Relationship

Fay Bound Alberti

in Matters of the Heart: History, Medicine, and Emotion

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199540976
eISBN:
9780191701207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540976.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the development of theories and concepts about mind-body relationship. It chronicles the developments in anatomy and mind sciences and explores how they influenced the ... More


Controlling Experiment

Jutta Schickore

in About Method: Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226449982
eISBN:
9780226450049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226450049.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the 1880s, venom served as a means to explore specific body functions, and the changes thus produced were recorded with novel kinds of recording devices. Venom was tested systematically with a ... More


Man-Machines and Embodiment: From Cartesian Physiology to Claude Bernard’s “Living Machine”

Philippe Huneman and Charles T. Wolfe

in Embodiment: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190490447
eISBN:
9780190490478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190490447.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

A common and enduring early modern intuition is that materialists reduce organisms in general and human beings in particular to automata. Wasn’t a famous book of the time (1748) entitled ... More


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