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The Resource Helmholtz : from enlightenment to neuroscience, Michel Meulders ; translated and edited by Laurence Garey

Helmholtz : from enlightenment to neuroscience, Michel Meulders ; translated and edited by Laurence Garey

Label
Helmholtz : from enlightenment to neuroscience
Title
Helmholtz
Title remainder
from enlightenment to neuroscience
Statement of responsibility
Michel Meulders ; translated and edited by Laurence Garey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Although Hermann von Helmholtz was one of the most remarkable figures of nineteenth-century science, he is little known outside his native Germany. Helmholtz (1821-1894) made significant contributions to the study of vision and perception and was also influential in the painting, music, and literature of the time; one of his major works analyzed tone in music. This book, the first in English to describe Helmholtz's life and work in detail, describes his scientific studies, analyzes them in the context of the science and philosophy of the period---in particular the German Naturphilosophie---and gauges his influence on today's neuroscience." "Helmholtz, trained by Johannes Muller, one of the best physiologists of his time, used a resolutely materialistic and empirical scientific method in his research. This puts him in the tradition of Kant and the English empirical philosophers and directly opposed to the idealists and naturalists who interpreted nature based on metaphysical presuppositions. Helmholtz's research on color vision put him at odds with Goethe's more romantic theorizing on the subject; but at the end of his life, Helmholtz honored Goethe's contributions, acknowledging that artistic intuition could reveal truths about the human mind that are inaccessible to science." "Helmholtz's work, eclipsed at the beginning of the twentieth century by new ideas in neurophysiology, has recently been rediscovered. We can now recognize in Helmholtz's methods---which were based on his belief in the interconnectedness of physiology and psychology---the origins of neuroscience."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meulders, Michel
Dewey number
509.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
Q143.H5
LC item number
M4813 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2011 A-314
  • WZ 100
NLM item number
H589m 2010
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Helmholtz, Hermann von
  • Scientists
  • Helmholtz, Hermann von
  • Physiology
  • History, 19th Century
  • Neurosciences
  • Neurosciences
  • Physiology
  • Germany
  • Helmholtz, Hermann von
  • Helmholtz, Hermann von
  • Helmholtz, Hermann von
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SCIENCE
  • Scientists
  • Germany
  • Kontroverse
  • Physikalismus
  • Physiologie
  • Vitalismus
  • Physik
  • Vetenskapsmän
Label
Helmholtz : from enlightenment to neuroscience, Michel Meulders ; translated and edited by Laurence Garey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover13; -- Contents -- Authors Acknowledgments -- Translators Introduction -- Preface -- Prelude -- 1 Helmholtz -- 2 Natural Philosophy in Young Helmholtzs Time -- 3 Johannes M252;ller, 8220;Man of Iron8221; -- 4 Vitalism -- 5 Helmholtz and the Understanding of Nature -- Intermezzo with Artists -- 6 In Search of Lost Time -- 7 Goethe and His Vision of Nature -- 8 The Dispute about Colors -- 9 The Founding Regard -- 10 For or Against Pythagoras? -- 11 The Musical Ear -- Conclusion -- Postface -- Notes -- Bibliography
Control code
699488877
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 235 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262290388
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612899270
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 289927
  • 22573/ctt59q0mf
  • 8673
  • 9780262289641
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)699488877
Label
Helmholtz : from enlightenment to neuroscience, Michel Meulders ; translated and edited by Laurence Garey
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover13; -- Contents -- Authors Acknowledgments -- Translators Introduction -- Preface -- Prelude -- 1 Helmholtz -- 2 Natural Philosophy in Young Helmholtzs Time -- 3 Johannes M252;ller, 8220;Man of Iron8221; -- 4 Vitalism -- 5 Helmholtz and the Understanding of Nature -- Intermezzo with Artists -- 6 In Search of Lost Time -- 7 Goethe and His Vision of Nature -- 8 The Dispute about Colors -- 9 The Founding Regard -- 10 For or Against Pythagoras? -- 11 The Musical Ear -- Conclusion -- Postface -- Notes -- Bibliography
Control code
699488877
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 235 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262290388
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612899270
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 289927
  • 22573/ctt59q0mf
  • 8673
  • 9780262289641
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)699488877

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