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Genesis of the Salk Institute: The Epic of Its Founders

Suzanne Bourgeois

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276079
eISBN:
9780520956599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276079.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book chronicles the creation and early history of the Salk Institute, a private biomedical sciences research institute in La Jolla, CA. It covers about twenty years, from 1955, the year of the ... More


A Short Salk Story

Ralph Mitchell Siegel

in Another Day in the Monkey's Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734344
eISBN:
9780190255862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734344.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

In this chapter, the author describes the Salk Institute where he performs his experiments on monkeys to understand the nature of consciousness. Named after Jonas Salk, the Institute employs ... More


A Day in the Monkey’s Brain

Ralph Mitchell Siegel

in Another Day in the Monkey's Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734344
eISBN:
9780190255862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734344.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

In this chapter, the author reflects on his journey toward understanding the nature of consciousness. He describes his experiments on monkeys at the Salk Institute to elucidate how the mind and ... More


My First Encounter with Francis Crick

Ralph Mitchell Siegel

in Another Day in the Monkey's Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734344
eISBN:
9780190255862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734344.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

In this chapter, the author recalls his first encounter with Francis Crick, one of the leading figures in the field of vision science at the time. He met Crick while interviewing for a postdoctoral ... More


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