Open Access Monograph: From Photography to fMRI: Epistemic Functions of Images in Medical Research on Hysteria, Dr Paula Muhr

From Photography to fMRI: Epistemic Functions of Images in Medical Research on Hysteria has been recently published via Gold Open Access by transcript Verlag.

The monograph can be freely accessed via the following link:

https://www.transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8376-6176-7/from-photography-to-fmri/?number=978-3-8394-6176-1

Here is the abstract:

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 nineteenth-century image-based research into the same disorder. Paula Muhr’s central argument is that, both in the nineteenth-century and the 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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