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Descartes, René

  1. J Sutton

Published Online: 20 JUN 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0002472

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Sutton, J. 2001. Descartes, René. eLS.

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  1. Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JUN 2001

Abstract

1596–1650 French natural philosopherwhose mechanization of physiology was coupled with a speculative psychosomatic medicine.

Keywords:

  • animal spirits;
  • memory;
  • brain;
  • reflex;
  • scientific revolution;
  • neurophysiology