Recollections of My Life
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Recollections of My Life by Santiago Ramon y Cajal
Book DescriptionSantiago Ramon y Cajal (1852-1934) made prolific and lasting contributions to understanding "the life of the infinitely small." Widely thought of as the founder of neuroscience, Cajal made remarkable explorations into the organization and function of the nervous system. His work is still referred to more than that of any other scientist in the field.W. Maxwell Cowan's foreword to this edition conveys the excitement and energy of Cajal's life and endeavors, the liveliness and flamboyance of his engagements with the microscope. Cowan surveys Cajal's salient discoveries, noting that almost every important conceptual issue in neurobiology was foreshadowed in Cajal's work: the initial description of the climbing fibers of the cerebellum, the discovery of the growth cone, the concept of the "dynamic polarity" of the neurom an anticipation of the later discovery of axonal transport, and the prediction that new synapses may be formed throughout life to serve as a physical basis for learning and memory.W. Maxwell Cowen is Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262680608
(203mm x 145mm x 31mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1989
Country of Publication: United States
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Advice for a Young Investigator, Paperback (April 2004)
This recently rediscovered classic, first published in 1897, is an anecdotal guide for the perplexed new scientific investigator as well as a refreshing resource for the old pro.
Cajal's Degeneration and Regeneration of the Nervous System, Hardback (November 1991)
Describing Cajal's fundamental contributions to neuroscience, which continue to be important today, this text details Cajal's ideas and data, and provides readers with the opportunity to learn what Cajal thought about his research career and the significance of his observations.
Cajal on the Cerebral Cortex, Hardback (December 1988)» View all books by Santiago Ramon y Cajal
This is the first English-language publication of the complete works of the Spanish neurohistologist, Santiago Ramon y Cajal (1852-1934). The book includes all his writings on the cerebral cortex.
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