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History of neuroscience

  • The ancient Greeks first tried to understand the role of the brain and to explain neural disorders. Aristotle thought the brain was a blood-cooling mechanism.
  • French physician Pierre Paul Broca (1824-1880) concluded that different parts of the brain had specific functions.
  • In 1873 Italian physician Gamillo Golgi used silver chromate salt to detect neurons.
  • Spanish pathologist Santiago Ramón y Cajal hypothesised that neurons are independent nerve cell units.
  • Since the 1950s, scientific development enabled neuroscientists to study the nervous system more in-depth.

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