Angelo Mosso's Circulation of Blood in the Human Brain

Angelo Mosso's Circulation of Blood in the Human Brain

Marcus E. Raichle and Gordon M. Shepherd

Print publication date: Sep 2014

ISBN: 9780199358984

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Italian scientist, Angelo Mosso was widely recognized for his pioneering study in the nineteenth century of head injuries that exposed the brain to direct observation, and there has never been a translation through which his magnificent achievement could be recognized in English. Through this online resource, the modern reader can now gain a 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. This online resource begins with a brief summary of Mosso's life, work, and their relevance to modern methods. It emphasizes Mosso's role as a pioneer in brain imaging, but also as a pioneer in the eventual rise of cognitive neuroscience, which is then followed by the English translation, together with all of the plates and illustrations of the original volume.

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