The book explores the complex attitudes of Cajal towards his contemporary Sigmund Freud, whose theories he dismissed.
Author: Benjamin Ehrlich
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The Spanish anatomist Santiago Ramon y Cajal (1852-1934) explored the microscopic world of the brain and found a landscape inhabited by distinctly individual cells, later termed neurons. "The mysterious butterflies of the soul," he called them, "whose beating of wings may one day reveal to us the secrets of the mind." Although he ranks among the greatest scientists in history, the name of the Nobel Prize-winning "father of modern neuroscience" is not as well-known as that of Darwin, Pasteur, Galileo, Einstein, Copernicus, and Isaac Newton. The second half of the nineteenth century saw a revolution in the study of the mind. Cajal was a contemporary of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), whose radical theories would scandalize the next century. Before he was a neuroanatomist Cajal conducted psychiatric experiments and before Freud became a psychiatrist, he worked in neuroanatomy. In public, Cajal spoke respectfully about Freud, but in private, Cajal rejected the man and his theories. In order to disprove Freud's "lies," Cajal started to record his own dreams in a diary, part of a notably personal book project, which he worked on from 1918 until his death in 1934. For reasons unknown, Cajal never published this work. Until recently, it was assumed that the manuscript had been destroyed during the Spanish Civil War. The Dreams of Santiago Ramon y Cajal is this lost dream diary, translated into English for the first time. The text is accompanied by an introduction to the life and work of Cajal, his relationship with the famed Viennese psychoanalyst, and the historical context surrounding the contributions of two great dueling intellects. "
The Brain in Search of Itself is at once the story of how the brain as we know it came into being and a finely wrought portrait of an individual as fantastical and complex as the subject to which he devoted his life.
Written by Nobel Prize-winning Ramn y Cajal and translated into English for the first time by MacArthur Fellow Laura Otis, these five ingenious, early science fiction tales take a politically subversive and wickedly microscopic look at the ...
Author: Santiago Ramón y Cajal
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Written by Nobel Prize-winning Ramn y Cajal and translated into English for the first time by MacArthur Fellow Laura Otis, these five ingenious, early science fiction tales take a politically subversive and wickedly microscopic look at the nature, allure, and danger of scientific curiosity
Author: Mrs. Margaret Waters ChrystPublish On: 1923
ative study of the genius of Ramón y Cajal and that of our own beloved Burbank ,
different in many aspects but so alike in their patience , their perseverance , their
humanitarian instincts ... Cajal has lived to see many of his dreams realized .
Su sonrisa comprensiva y liberadora de la inferioridad explica — comprende —
la falta de créditos . ... ( 7 ) The bearded man of the picture is Santiago Ramón y Cajal , who as of 1962 was the only Spanish scientist to have won the Nobel
Prize . ... bifurcated Ramón y Cajal self ) , he is subjected to judgment of a
sociopolitical system that encourages vainglorious dreams but refuses to provide
the economic ...
Author: Robert C. Spires
Category: Literary Criticism
This study records an epistemic shift away from logocentric and totalizing approaches to reality by analyzing the links between the novelistic strategies used by Spanish writers from 1975 to 1989 and recent international events and theoretical trends in science, mathematics, communication studies, and art.
From the pen of the versatile Spanish Nobel Laureate, Santiago Ram�n y Cajal (1852-1934), the visionary of science, also known as the "Don Quixote of the Microscope," comes this unfinished fantasy dream, written around 1880. The text appears in English for the first time, accompanied by a brief editorial annotation. Inspired by Claude Bernard's discussion of the 'resurrection' of Rotifera and Tardigrada, Cajal dreams of having stayed inside a forgotten coffin as a desiccated spore; he awakens after an earthquake, becomes rehydrated by a rain shower, and meets Doctor Micrococcus, a 61st-century physician, who hosts and guides him. The two enter into a quasi-Socratic dialogue on matters of science, medicine, politics, nutrition, happiness, and education.
It ' s only because we have poor recall upon waking that our dreams fade to less
than Technicolor quality . ... Or of this century ' s Santiago Ramón y Cajal , whose
labors over a microscope in Spain made him the father of modern neurobiology ...
gence in the careers of Sigmund Freud , the founder of psychoanalysis , and his
contemporary Santiago Ramón y Cajal , the founder of modern neurobiology .
Both men studied the brain in the conviction that it is the physical basis of mind .
Author: J. Allan Hobson
Surveys modern brain research, and argues that dreams are transparent psychological phenomena resulting from brain activity on the molecular and cellular levels
Criteria for consciousness in humans and other mammals . ... Santiago Ramón y Cajal 1852 – 1934 . Obituary Notes of the ... In L . Madow & L . H . Snow ( Eds . ) ,
The psychodynamic implications of the physiological studies on dreams ( pp .
Author: Antti Revonsuo
Publisher: Mit Press
The question of consciousness is perhaps the most significant problem still unsolved by science. In Inner Presence, Antti Revonsuo proposes a novel approach to the study of consciousness that integrates findings from philosophy, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience into a coherent theoretical framework. Arguing that any fruitful scientific approach to the problem must consider both the subjective psychological reality of consciousness and the objective neurobiological reality, Revonsuo proposes that the best strategy for discovering the connection between these two realities is one of "biological realism," using tools of the empirical biological sciences. This approach, which he calls the "biological research program," provides a theoretical and philosophical foundation that contemporary study of consciousness lacks. Revonsuo coins the term "world simulation metaphor" and uses this metaphor to develop a powerful way of thinking about consciousness as a biological system in the brain. This leads him to propose that the dreaming brain and visual consciousness are ideal model systems for empirical consciousness research. He offers a comprehensive overview and critical analysis of consciousness research and defends his approach against currently popular philosophical views, in particular against approaches that deny or externalize phenomenal consciousness, or claim that brain activity is not sufficient for consciousness. He systematically examines the principal issues in the science of consciousness—the contents of consciousness, the unity of consciousness and the binding problem, the explanatory gap and the neural correlates of consciousness, and the causal powers and function of consciousness. Revonsuo draws together empirical data from a wide variety of sources, including dream research, brain imaging, neuropsychology, and evolutionary psychology, into the theoretical framework of the biological research program, thus pointing the way toward a unified biological science of consciousness. Applying imaginative thought experiments, Inner Presence reaches beyond the current state-of-the-art, revealing how the problem of consciousness may eventually be solved by future science.
Santiago Ramón y Cajal. thousand innocent caprices and the possession of
inexpensive trifles which would not be burdensome ; it prevents the ... Translating my dreams on to paper , with my pencil as a magic wand , I constructed a world
according to my own fancy , containing all those things which nourished my dreams .
But Spaniard burns and cataracts from Santiago Ramón y Cajal radiation
exposure , collectshowed that the brain was ed ... dreams were development of
both the encouraged , and human hydrogen bomb and the dig - potential was
was timately , to intervention by the United and they went forth to do battle with
States of America . ... Spaniards quietly put aside oned among the ablest
educators of their dreams of imperial glory , which all time , if judged by results ,
not had been a shield against reality for theories . ... the historian , Rafael
Altamira ( 1866 ) ; the neurologist , Santiago Ramón y Cajal ( 1852-1934 ) ; the
painters , Joaquín ...
The first book H esting aspect of Thackeray's work , which I have second ; and
here the good writing is sustained was an enchanting piece of writing . ... two so I
ken I'se never ken utterly different artistic innovators will find comButaa : the dreams that I hae dreamed fort and assurance in what he now tells us . ... The life
story of Santiago Ramón y Cajal , the great Spanish biologist , a visionary of
HEINZ PAGELS , The Dreams of Reason ( Simon & Schuster , 1988 ) , pp . 222 -
223 , and p . 225 . ... The Spanish neuroscientist SANTIAGO RAMÓN Y CAJAL ,
with a ten - year blaze of discoveries starting in 1888 , is credited with most of our
Author: William H. Calvin
Neurobiologist William Calvin explores the human brain, positing that the neurons in the brain operate in an accelerated version of biological evolution, evolving ideas through random variations and selections, and supports his hypothesis with numerous ca
tity tags ” by which cells are recognized by their neighbors and by which cells
smell , taste , and touch their ever - changing ... since the famous Spanish
neurologist Santiago Ramón y Cajal developed staining techniques that
revealed the finest branches of the neuronal dendritic tree . ... must reneur t cer
quire unimaginable numbers of cell surface markers and cell signal THE DREAM
OF ASILOMAR .
Author: Michael Denton
Illustrated with black-and-white illustrations and photographs and ranging across several fields of science, a methodical argument for the primary place of human beings in the universe shows how humankind is central to the laws of nature. 17,500 first printing.
... to failure and dullness , 34 importance of , 92 to frustration , 138 practical and
impractical , 92 to success , 37 Productivity ... 7 Ramón y Cajal , Santiago , 74 “
Saintly one , " 27 Rapoport , A. , 271 Salgado , Ernesto , 302 Rat , determination
... 1895 and making full use of Santiago Ramón y Cajal ' s and Heinrich von
Waldeyer ' s newly introduced concept of the neuron and of Hermann von
Helmholtz ' s electrophysical biology ) , Freud concluded that dreaming was a
Author: Frank Heynick
Contrasts Freud's and Kraepelin's interpretation of dream speech, analyzing it from both perspectives. Features a premier, complete English translation of Kraepelin's ``On Speech Disorders in Dreams'' along with short documents of the period and a previously unpublished corpus of Kraepelin's own dream speech. Includes the results of systematic research which implies that dream speech is less deficient than generally supposed. Implications are drawn for the dreaming brain as well as cognitive capacities.
His position echoes in a way Jung's notion of dreams as transparently
meaningful and does away with any distinction ... great extent on the fundamental
neuron doctrine of Freud's contemporaries , Santiago Ramon y Cajal being
chiefly noted .
Author: Fred Alan Wolf
Explores psychological, physiological, and anthropological aspects of consciousness and dreaming, looking at the history of dream research from the ancient Greeks to modern experiments, and applying theories from quantum physics to human consciousness.
The Spanish neuroanatomist Santiago Ramon y Cajal discovered that the
nervous system is a collection of independent but ... Wundt believed that the
visual images in dreams arise through the stimulation of the visual system itself .
Author: Stanley Krippner
With the morning light, tens of thousands of people awaken andrecord their deams in a special journal. Many others meet in grassrootsdreamgroups to discuss their nighttime adventures. Still others inpsychotheraphy work with dreams to understand their deeper feelings andmotives. Never before has there been a time when the value of our dream lifehas been so widely recognized. In this rich collection of thirty original essays by the leading authoritieson dreams, readers will find many clues to decoding the language of thenight. Contributors offer insights into dreams as a universal and specialsource of knowledge whose messages can bring growth, healing, and wisdom.They also tell us how we can interpret our dreams accourding to severaldifferent traditions. Many other topics on the fronteirs of dreamwork areexplored as well, such as shared dreaming, lucid dreaming, psychicdreaming, brain research, dreams and creativity, dreams and healthproblems, and gender differences in dreams. Contributors include: Gayle Delaney on personal and professional problem solving indreams June Singer on the Jungian approach to dreamwork Montague Ulman on doing dreamwork without professionalhelp Patrcia Garfield on women's body images revealed in dreams Stanley Krippner on tribal shamans and their travels intodreamtime Earnest Hartmann on nightmares Jayne I. Gackenbach on lucid dreams Kenneth Atchity on dreams, literature, and the arts For anyone interested in this subject, Dreamtime andDreamwork is a fascinating, state-of-the-art collection.