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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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