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Author Piccolino, Marco

Title Shocking frogs : Galvani, Volta, and the electric origins of neuroscience / Marco Piccolino, Marco Bresadola ; translated by Nicholas Wade
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2013]


Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents Foreword -- Authors' preface to the Italian edition -- Authors' preface to the English edition -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliographical note -- 1. Galvani, Volta and the forgotten electrophysiology -- 2. "Truth and usefulness": medicine and natural philosophy in the eighteenth century -- 3. Animal spirits, vital forces, and electricity: nervous conduction and muscular motion in the eighteenth century -- 4. Artificial electricity, the spark, and the nervous fluid: Galvani's early research on muscular motion -- 5. A "fortunate" discovery: Galvani's theory of animal electricity -- 6. The controversy between Galvani and Volta over animal electricity: the first stage -- 7. The controversy between Galvani and Volta over animal electricity: the second stage -- 8. The electrophysiological work of Alessandro Volta -- 9. From Galvani to Hodgkin and beyond: the central problem of electrophysiology in the last two centuries -- 10. Neuromuscular excitability: the modern explanation -- 11. Concluding remarks
Summary "Frogs, Torpedoes, and Sparks: Galvani, Volta, and Animal Electricity is an English translation of Rane, torpedini e scintille. Galvani, Volta e l'elettricità animale (Torino, Italy: Bollati-Boringhieri, 2003)"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the Italian
Print version record
SUBJECT Galvani, Luigi, 1737-1798.
Volta, Alessandro, 1745-1827.
Galvani, Luigi, 1737-1798. fast (OCoLC)fst00126348
Volta, Alessandro, 1745-1827. fast (OCoLC)fst00064096
Subject Electrophysiology -- History
Electrophysiology -- history
MEDICAL -- Neuroscience.
MEDICAL -- Physiology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Human Anatomy & Physiology.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Bresadola, Marco
ISBN 9780199782215
Other Titles Rane, torpedini e scintille. English
Galvani, Volta, and the electric origins of neuroscience