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Title: Democritean Conceptions in Brain Research
Authors: Triarhou, Lazaros C
Type: Article
Subjects: FRASCATI::Medical and Health sciences::Basic medicine::Neurosciences (including: Psychophysiology)
FRASCATI::Humanities::Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Keywords: Alcmaeon of Croton
Democritus of Abdera
History of Neuroscience
Triune Psyche
Presocratic Philosophers
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Brieflands
Source: Archives of Neuroscience
Volume: 3
Issue: 2
First Page: 1
Last Page: 6
Abstract: Democritus of Abdera (b. circa 460-457 BCE; d. circa 370-351 BCE) has been called the father of modern science. With his teacher Leucippus, they co-founded the atomic theory. Concerning neuroscience, Democritus accepted Alcmaeon’s premise of the brain being the seat of the mind, and further formulated a triune concept of the human psyche. He contributed ideas to the physiological mechanisms of the senses and perception, and devoted considerable attention to the theory of knowledge, emphasizing subjectivity and the limitation of the human sensory apparatus.
ISSN: 2322-3944
Other Identifiers: 10.5812/archneurosci.35877
Appears in Collections:Department of Educational & Social Policy

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