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Recollections of My Life : Recollections of My Life - Santiago Ramon y Cajal

Recollections of My Life

Recollections of My Life

By: Santiago Ramon y Cajal, E. Horne Craigie (Translator), Juan Cano (Translator), W.Maxwell Cowan (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 6th July 1989
ISBN: 9780262680608
Number Of Pages: 664
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Santiago Ram¢n 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.

ISBN: 9780262680608
ISBN-10: 0262680602
Series: Recollections of My Life
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 664
Published: 6th July 1989
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 14.5  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 2