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Texture of the Nervous System of Man and the Vertebrates

Volume I An annotated and edited translation of the original Spanish text with the additions of the French version by Pedro Pasik and Tauba Pasik

  • Authors
  • Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xl
  2. Santiago Ramón y Cajal
    Pages 17-35
  3. Santiago Ramón y Cajal
    Pages 37-51
  4. Santiago Ramón y Cajal
    Pages 53-83
  5. Santiago Ramón y Cajal
    Pages 123-183
  6. Santiago Ramón y Cajal
    Pages 205-223
  7. Santiago Ramón y Cajal
    Pages 225-248
  8. Santiago Ramón y Cajal
    Pages 249-262
  9. Santiago Ramón y Cajal
    Pages 263-305
  10. Santiago Ramón y Cajal
    Pages 307-331
  11. Santiago Ramón y Cajal
    Pages 333-342
  12. Santiago Ramón y Cajal
    Pages 405-433
  13. Santiago Ramón y Cajal
    Pages 435-444
  14. Santiago Ramón y Cajal
    Pages 445-454
  15. Santiago Ramón y Cajal
    Pages 487-516
  16. Santiago Ramón y Cajal
    Pages 517-584
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 585-635

About this book

Introduction

Most scientists agree that the 21st century will be the "Century of Biology". The revolution that started a few decades ago with the extraordinary develop­ ment of molecular biology, has provided the basis for the understanding of the mechanisms that govern life through the regulation of cell function and cell-to­ cell interactions. Neuroscience will surely be one of the biological disciplines that will profit the most from this revolution. Neuroscience comprises the study of the brain, and the more difficult relationship of brain and behavior. It is indeed a very broad field of investigation that, from molecular biology and genetics, passing through systems physiology, functional mapping of the brain, and even human behavior, has as the ultimate goal the understanding of how the brain works. The importance of this aim is immense, since it is the only scientific approach to understanding ourselves. Today, owing to the great progress made in neuroscientific research, there is a real hope that highly complex processes such as sensory perception, ICTlg­ term memory, learning and others will soon be comprehended in their entirety.

Keywords

Golgi Nervous System brain cell cells histology morphology nerv cell neurons spinal cord tissue vertebrates

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