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Vital Models: The Making and Use of Models in the Brain Sciences

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Tara Mahfoud (Editor), Nikolas Simon Rose (Editor), Sam McLean (Editor)

Original languageEnglish
PublisherElsevier
Number of pages246
Volume233
ISBN (Electronic)9780128125588
ISBN (Print)9780128042151
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameProgress in Brain Research

King's Authors

Abstract

The use of models has been important to the historical and contemporary study of the human brain, yet very little study by social scientists has been dedicated to how the brain sciences develop and use models to better understand what brains are and how they work, including the complex entanglements between brains, bodies and their environments. Vital Models: The Making and Use of Models in the Brain Sciences explores the history and use of brain models from clinical psychiatry to psychopharmacology and cybernetics, as well as developments in digital brain modeling, simulation, imaging and connectomics.

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