Microscopic Anatomy of the Human Brain: From Ramón y Cajal's Pioneering Work to the Latest Microscopic Techniques
Spanish histologist, Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934), is credited with establishing modern neuroscience in the early 20th century. Some of Cajal's earliest illustrations of the structures of the nervous system are reproduced in this gallery along with modern images of the human brain. Text and captions by Javier DeFelipe, Instituto Cajal, Madrid. Cajal images are reproduced with permission from Herederos de Santiago Ramón y Cajal. Modern images of the human cerebral cortex by Ruth Benavides-Piccione, Inmaculada Ballesteros-Yáñez and Javier DeFelipe (Instituto Cajal, CSIC).
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