Mar. 27th, 2017

How “the father of modern neuroscience” used fiction to find objective truths about the human brain.

 

On Cajal and the influence of literature in The Paris Review Daily

SANTIAGO RAMÓN Y CAJAL, “THE FATHER OF MODERN NEUROSCIENCE.” ALL IMAGES COURTESY CAJAL LEGACY, INSTITUTO CAJAL (CSIC), MADRID.

SANTIAGO RAMÓN Y CAJAL, “THE FATHER OF MODERN NEUROSCIENCE.” ALL IMAGES COURTESY CAJAL LEGACY, INSTITUTO CAJAL (CSIC), MADRID.


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Image credit:  Federica Bordoni

Image credit: Federica Bordoni

The Dreams of Santiago Ramón y Cajal

The Dreams of Santiago Ramón y Cajal is the lost dream diary of "the father of modern neuroscience," translated into English for the first time. The text is accompanied by an introduction to the life and work of Cajal, his fraught relationship to Freud, and the history of ideas about mind, brain, and dreaming.

 

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Mar. 30, 2015

The inimitable S.J. Fowler hosts a World without Words—a study of how aphasia effects our experience of language—in London, England.

I talk about how paragraphs are like neurons with synapses in between, and I read some from my experiment.


Photo credit:  Mark Peckmezian

Photo credit: Mark Peckmezian

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