Angelo Mosso (1846–1910)

  title={Angelo Mosso (1846–1910)},
  author={Stefano Sandrone and Marco Bacigaluppi and Marco R. Galloni and Gianvito Martino},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
Angelo Mosso was born on the May 30, 1846, in Turin, Italy. His modest family was from Chieri, a town near Turin. Mosso spent a large part of his childhood in Chieri and would for the rest of his life consider himself a citizen of this small town [1]. In school, he was not always a model pupil: on one occasion, for example, his mother had to intercede in order to have him re-admitted after he had been put to work in his father’s carpenter shop [1]. Though he spent his childhood and adolescence… 
Weighing brain activity with the balance: a contemporary replication of Angelo Mosso's historical experiment.
A balance similar to Angelo Mosso’s was constructed, and using modern data collection and analysis methods that were unavailable to Mosso, whether the balance was sensitive to changes in cerebral blood volume produced by modulating the level of mental activity was investigated.
HIGH LIFE: High altitude fatalities led to pulse oximetry.
The author describes some of his UCSF group's work, which reported both the brain's ventral medullary near-surface CO2 (and pH) chemosensors and the role of cerebrospinal fluid in acclimatization to altitude and the changes of carotid body sensitivity at altitude.
Weighing brain activity with the balance: Angelo Mosso's original manuscripts come to light.
Angelo Mosso unearthed and investigated several critical variables that are still relevant in modern neuroimaging such as the 'signal-to-noise ratio', the appropriate choice of the experimental paradigm and the need for the simultaneous recording of differing physiological parameters.
Self-Lie Detection: New Challenges for Moral Neuroenhancement
  • L. Echarte
  • Psychology
    Psychiatry and Neuroscience Update
  • 2018
First invented in 1921, polygraph, also known as the lie detector, is a machine that has been used mainly in criminal trials, but not without controversy. In the past few years, however, and thanks
Opera and Neuroscience: A Historical Approach and Its Relevance Today
Opera has played an important musical and cultural role since the fifteenth century, representing a complete artistic form. However, not much importance has been given to its possible use in the
The development and evolution of “cerebral thermometry”: The physiology underlying a nineteenth-century approach to cerebral localization and neurological diagnosis
  • D. Lanska
  • Medicine, History
    Journal of the history of the neurosciences
  • 2019
Physiological studies of cranial surface thermometry ended in the mid 1880s, although some clinicians who were early advocates promoted its use in clinical contexts into the early twentieth century.
Research in Social Neuroscience: How Perceived Social Isolation, Ostracism, and Romantic Rejection Affect Our Brain
Social exclusion has been defined broadly as the experience of being kept apart from others physically or emotionally. Our basic premise regarding the psychological study of social exclusion is that
How reliable is cerebral blood flow to map changes in neuronal activity?
This review interrogates the relationship between blood flow and neuronal activity during activation of different brain pathways: a sensory stimulation driven by glutamate, and stimulation of neuromodulatory pathways driven by acetylcholine or noradrenaline, and compares the underlying neurovascular coupling mechanisms.
MRI-compatible haptic stimuli delivery systems for investigating neural substrates of touch
Previous fMRI-compatible stimulation devices, including texture stimulation, shape stimulation, vibrotactile stimulation, etc., which involve the hands, face, ears, legs and other parts of the body are presented.
Functional MRI at 3.0 Tesla
Since 1936, Pauling and Coryell [1] had discovered that the magnetic susceptibility of hemoglobin changed as a function of whether it was bound to oxygen or not: oxyhemoglobin had magnetic moment


The Mosso method for recording brain pulsation: The forerunner of functional neuroimaging
Though cerebral thermometry was abandoned owing to methodological difficulties and inconsistent results, it provided the basic rationale for later studies on the relationship between function and blood flow in the brain.
A brief history of human brain mapping
  • M. Raichle
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Trends in Neurosciences
  • 2009
Human functional brain mapping as the authors presently know it began when the experimental strategies of cognitive psychology were combined with modern brain-imaging techniques to examine how brain function supports mental activities.
Learning from Default Mode Network: The Predictive Value of Resting State in Traumatic Brain Injury
In the 1880s, the Italian physiologist Angelo Mosso hypothesized that an attentional or cognitive task increases cerebral blood flow, and tried to measure the blood flow of a supine live subject with a “delicately balanced table which could tip”.
Learning from defa ult mode network: the predictive value of resting state in traumatic brain injury
  • J Neurosci
  • 2012
Angelo mosso.
  • C. Foa
  • Medicine
    Scientia medica italica. English ed
  • 1957
Angelo Mosso, la sua vita e le sue opere
  • Various Authors
  • 1912
The principles of psychology Mosso A (1884) Applicazione della bilancia allo studio della circolazione sanguigna dell'uomo
  • Atti della R Acad Lincei Mem Cl Sci Fis Mat Nat XIX
  • 1890
Applicazione della bilancia allo studio della circolazione sanguigna dell ’ uomo
  • Atti della R Acad Lincei Mem Cl Sci Fis Mat Nat
  • 1884
Applicazione della bilancia allo studio della circolazione sanguigna dell ’ uomo
  • Atti della R Acad Lincei Mem Cl Sci Fis Mat Nat
  • 1884
Sulla circolazione del sangue nel cervello dell ’ uomo
  • Atti della R Acad Lincei Mem Cl Sci Fis Mat Nat
  • 1880