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Keiser, Jess


Nervous Fictions
Literary Form and the Enlightenment Origins of Neuroscience Jess Keiser

"The brain contains ten thousand cells," wrote the poet Matthew Prior in 1718, "in each some active fancy dwells." In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, just as scientists began to better understand the workings of the nerves, the nervous system became the site for a series of elaborate... More