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Cajal's Butterflies of the Soul: Science and Art

Javier DeFelipe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195392708
eISBN:
9780199863525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392708.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This book contains a large collection of beautiful figures produced throughout the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, which represent some characteristic examples of the early days of research ... More


Introductory Remarks

Javier Defelipe

in Cajal's Butterflies of the Soul: Science and Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195392708
eISBN:
9780199863525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392708.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the many contributions of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, who is considered the father of modern neuroscience. He published almost 300 articles and ... More


From Development to Degeneration and Regeneration of the Nervous System

Charles E. Ribak, Carlos Aramburo de la Hoz, Edward G. Jones, Jorge A. Larriva Sahd, and Larry W. Swanson (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195369007
eISBN:
9780199865253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369007.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Development

This book describes current information about the three areas mentioned in the title: neuronal migration and development, degenerative brain diseases, and neural plasticity and regeneration. The ... More


Introduction

Ivan Soltesz

in Diversity in the Neuronal Machine: Order and Variability in Interneuronal Microcircuits

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195177015
eISBN:
9780199864713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177015.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Techniques

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of early studies in neuroanatomy. It then considers the contributions of improved single cell visualization methods and presents a listing of some ... More


The Legacy of Cajal in Mexico

José Luis Díaz

in From Development to Degeneration and Regeneration of the Nervous System

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195369007
eISBN:
9780199865253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369007.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Development

Many Mexican neuroscientists consider themselves to some extent to be descendants or at least beneficiaries of the School of Santiago Ramón y Cajal. This chapter outlines the genealogy linking them ... More


Tangential Cell Movements During Early Telencephalic Development

Juan A. De Carlos and Fernando García-Moreno

in From Development to Degeneration and Regeneration of the Nervous System

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195369007
eISBN:
9780199865253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369007.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Development

This chapter discusses the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which neurons are generated from the ventricular zone in the forebrain and migrate to their destinations in the cerebral cortex. Topics ... More


Genetic Control of Cajal–Retzius Cell Development

Amaya Miquelajáuregui and Alfredo Varela-Echavarría

in From Development to Degeneration and Regeneration of the Nervous System

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195369007
eISBN:
9780199865253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369007.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Development

This chapter discusses recent evidence on the genetic factors controlling Cajal–Retzius (C-R) cell production, differentiation, and migration during corticogenesis. Topics covered include genetic ... More


The Anatomist’s Eye

Alan J. McComas

in Galvani’s Spark: The Story of the Nerve Impulse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751754
eISBN:
9780199897094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751754.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

After an adventurous boyhood, Ramon y Cajal is persuaded by his father to study medicine. Inspired by the results of the Golgi staining method, he commences a thorough study of the structure of the ... More


On How Adult Cerebral Plasticity Research Has Decoupled Pathology from Death

Tobias Rees

in Plasticity and Pathology: On the Formation of the Neural Subject

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823266135
eISBN:
9780823266975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823266135.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter first focuses on Alain Prochiantz, professor at the École Normale Supérieure, and his lab’s efforts to think about the adult human brain in embryogenetic terms. It then covers the ... More


Cajal's Degeneration and Regeneration of the Nervous System

Santiago Ramon y Cajal

Javier DeFelipe and Edward G. Jones (eds)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195065169
eISBN:
9780199847242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195065169.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This book is a reprint of an English translation of Cajal's original work, with abundant notes and commentaries by the editor. Cajal's fundamental contributions to neuroscience continue to be ... More


Editors' Commentary

Javier DeFelipe and Edward G. Jones

in Cajal's Degeneration and Regeneration of the Nervous System

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195065169
eISBN:
9780199847242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195065169.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

The scientific career of Santiago Ramón y Cajal's consisted of three major phases. He was occupied with studies of a rather general histological character carried out with conventional techniques. ... More


From: Cajal y su labor histológica, pages 155–184 *

J.F. Tello

in Cajal's Degeneration and Regeneration of the Nervous System

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195065169
eISBN:
9780199847242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195065169.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

When maximally differentiated, the nervous system to a large extent loses its vegetative capacities, especially that of multiplication, acquiring instead an exquisite sensitivity to any pathogenic ... More


Beginnings: Cajal and the Neuron Theory (1889–1909)

Joseph D. Robinson

in Mechanisms of Synaptic Transmission: Bridging the Gaps (1890-1990)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195137613
eISBN:
9780199848164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137613.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter describes selected developments between the meeting of the German Anatomical Society in Berlin in 1889 and the publication twenty years later of Santiago Ramón y Cajal's treatise on the ... More


Learning

Joseph D. Robinson

in Mechanisms of Synaptic Transmission: Bridging the Gaps (1890-1990)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195137613
eISBN:
9780199848164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137613.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter focuses on the cellular changes required to produce experience-dependent alterations in neural function. This account is grounded on issues raised by Santiago Ramón y Cajal. His treatise ... More


The Butterflies of the Soul

Antonio M. Battro

in Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World: The Ross School Model and Education for the Global Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741405
eISBN:
9780814786550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741405.003.0013
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter describes the development of a neuroscience project at Ross informed by literature and art. This project explores how a metaphor can serve as a trigger for interdisciplinary work in a ... More


Dendritic Spines

Rafael Yuste

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013505
eISBN:
9780262259286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013505.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Most neurons in the brain are covered by dendritic spines, small protrusions that arise from dendrites, covering them like leaves on a tree. But a hundred and twenty years after spines were first ... More


Discovery

Rafael Yuste

in Dendritic Spines

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013505
eISBN:
9780262259286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013505.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter narrates the discovery of dendritic spines. It begins with Santiago Ramón y Cajal, a Spanish professor of Pathology and Histology, and his work entitled Estractura delos centros ... More


Physiology

Rafael Yuste

in Dendritic Spines

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013505
eISBN:
9780262259286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013505.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

The electrical aspect of the function of spines is explored in this chapter. Ramón y Cajal was the first one who proposed the idea of the electrical function of the spine, as he believed that the ... More


Ethical

Tobias Rees

in Plastic Reason: An Anthropology of Brain Science in Embryogenetic Terms

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520288126
eISBN:
9780520963177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288126.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter discusses the author's research methodology to address the question: What venues for living a life, for being neurologically human, have the neuronal sciences opened up since 1891, when ... More


An Engineer’s Introduction to Neuroscience

James A. Anderson

in After Digital: Computation as Done by Brains and Machines

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199357789
eISBN:
9780190675264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357789.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

When building something, it is essential to know the hardware. This chapter contains key things to know about the active components of the brain: nerve cells (aka neurons). Neurons have severe ... More


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