From Photography to fMRI

Epistemic Functions of Images in Medical Research on Hysteria

Hysteria, a mysterious disease known since antiquity, is said to have ceased to exist. Challenging this commonly held view, this is the first cross-disciplinary study to examine the current functional neuroimaging research into hysteria and compare it to the 19th-century image-based research into the same disorder. Paula Muhr's central argument is that, both in the 19th-century and current neurobiological research on hysteria, images have enabled researchers to generate new medical insights. Through detailed case studies, Muhr traces how different images, from photography to functional brain scans, have reshaped the historically situated medical understanding of this disorder that defies the mind-body dualism.

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27 September 2022, ca. 630 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-6176-7

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Author(s)
Paula Muhr
Book title
From Photography to fMRI Epistemic Functions of Images in Medical Research on Hysteria
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 630
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 35 SW-Abbildungen, 16 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-6176-7
Commodity Group
1744
BIC-Code
JFD AJ MBX ABA
BISAC-Code
SOC052000 PHO005000 HIS054000 MED051000 ART009000
THEMA-Code
JBCT AJ MBX ABA
Release date
27 September 2022
Edition
1
Topics
Geschlecht, Medizin, Fotografie
Readership
Science and Technology Studies, Image Theory, Visual Studies, Media Studies, Philosophy of Science, History of Medicine, Medical Humanities, History of Photography
Keywords/Tags
Hysteria, Functional Neurological Disorder, Neuroimaging, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), Photography, Medical Research, Visual Studies, Gender, Medicine, History of Medicine, Gender Studies, Fine Arts

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