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Shocking Frogs: Galvani, Volta, and the Electric Origins of Neuroscience

Covers the relationship between humanistic and scientific culture in the siecle des lumieres, and its fate since then
Explains the extraordinary physiological mechanism underlying the discharge of an electrical impulse in nerve and muscle fiber
Dissipates established misconceptions about Luigi Galvani and other historical figures
Describes how two discoveries changed modern scientific understanding itself

By: Marco Piccolino (Author)

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Nov 2013 | #209625 | ISBN-13: 9780199782161
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Shocking Frogs offers a completely new perspective on a fundamental episode of eighteenth-century science – leading, on one hand, to the discovery of the electric nature of nervous signals, and, on the other, to the invention of the electric battery.

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