The beautiful brain

The beautiful brain

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The beautiful brain: the drawings of Ramon y Cajal by Larry W. Swanson, Eric Newman and Alfonso Araque 


Review:

'In the 19th century, Spanish neuroscientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal was one of the first to investigate the microscopic structure of the brain and his subsequent drawings remain as scientifically significant as they are aesthetically beautiful' -Guardian

'Widely regarded as the creator of modern neuroscience, Spanish pathologist Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934) produced nearly 3,000 drawings of the brain. This new book gathers together over 80 of his most important illustrations, doubling up both as a gorgeous coffee table book and an elegant guide to the lump of matter between our ears.' -Science Focus

About the Author:
Javier DeFelipe, author of Cajal s Butterflies of the Soul (2009), is a neuroscientist at the Instituto Cajal, Madrid. Larry W. Swanson of the University of Southern California is the author of Brain Architecture (2012) and a past President of the Society for Neuroscience. Eric A. Newman, Alfonso Araque and Janet Dubinsky are distinguished neuroscientists at the University of Minnesota.