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Brain Enhancement and Other Magical Beliefs

Gary L. Wenk

in Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388541
eISBN:
9780199863587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388541.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

No drugs or nutrients are currently available that can reverse the primary cause of cognitive decline: normal aging. Also, it is currently impossible to enhance the function of a normal brain. These ... More


Within the lungs, the stomach, and the mind: convergences and divergences in the medical and natural histories of Ginkgo biloba

Kuang-chi Hung

in Historical epistemology and the making of modern Chinese medicine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096006
eISBN:
9781781708460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096006.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This research explores the intersection between the history of medicine and that of the body by tracing the medicalization of a unique plant: Ginkgo biloba. As the only surviving species of its kind, ... More


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