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The father of modern neuroscience discovered the basic unit of the nervous system

16 mins | Mar 26, 2022
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His surprising aide? Preindustrial Spanish countryside. In the late 19th century, most scientists believed that the brain was composed of a continuous tangle of fires like a twisting labyrinth until Santiago Ramón y Cajal changed the study of neuroscience as we know it. Benjamin Ehrlich, the author of "The Dreams of Santiago Ramón y Cajal", looks back at his extraordinary life and how his childhood in Spain helped him decipher the images on his slides.
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