Cover: Studies in Schizophrenia: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Mind–Brain Relationships, from Harvard University PressCover: Studies in Schizophrenia in E-DITION

Studies in Schizophrenia

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Mind–Brain Relationships

Available from De Gruyter »

Product Details


$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674594548

Publication Date: 01/01/1954

619 pages


Related Subjects

Harvard University Press has partnered with De Gruyter to make available for sale worldwide virtually all in-copyright HUP books that had become unavailable since their original publication. The 2,800 titles in the “e-ditions” program can be purchased individually as PDF eBooks or as hardcover reprint (“print-on-demand”) editions via the “Available from De Gruyter” link above. They are also available to institutions in ten separate subject-area packages that reflect the entire spectrum of the Press’s catalog. More about the E-ditions Program »

This report of the development and testing of a new theory of schizophrenia may eventually lead to new therapeutic procedures. The theory in brief is that certain pathways in the brain, whose physiological activity may be studied through electrical recordings, constitute a hypothetical circuit that facilitates mental and bodily processes, while other pathways constitute a circuit that suppresses activity.

To carry out this important and difficult study, Dr. Robert G. Heath assembled at the Tulane University of Louisiana School of Medicine an interdisciplinary team which brought the techniques of psychiatry, psychology, physiology, neurology, biochemistry, and neurosurgery to bear upon the several aspects of this broad problem.

Although considerable successful experimentation has been carried out on animals and human patients, the studies have not yet progressed to a point where the results can be offered as a clinical procedure. The method of investigation opens up broad fields for further research, and the team at Tulane is already exploring the possibilities of therapeutic approaches to other diseases.

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

Honoring Latour

In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene