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GALLERY: Images from Cajal’s Butterflies of the Soul

[ 6 ] February 8, 2010 |

In the nineteenth-century, pioneering investigators of the central nervous system had to compensate for primitive technology with extraordinary artistic talent.  These men produced drawings of their experimental slides in order to preserve the revelations therein.  Strange, complex, and utterly gorgeous, these figures are the inspiration for Cajal’s Butterflies of the Soul (2010) by Javier DeFelipe, reviewed here.  The book, published by Oxford University Press, contains two-hundred and eighty-two one-of-a-kind images, including the ones seen below:

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by मार्कण्‍डेय, strongria. strongria said: GALLERY: Images from Cajal’s Butterflies of the Soul | The Beautiful Brain […]

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  3. […] 此外,《Cajal’s Butterflies of the Soul》一書裡,還收藏了許多其他神經科學家的美麗畫作。 […]

  4. […]     《卡哈尔的灵魂的蝴蝶》一书里,还收藏了许多其他神经科学家的美丽画作。(编辑注:因为版权保护,该链接网页上的图片不能下载,所以不能直接展示给大家。有兴趣的话,可以点击链接去观赏,绝不会让你失望。)   […]

  5. Timothy says:

    Hey, where did you get that picture of the blue neuron looking things and what not? I really love it and would like to get a print of that!! It’s really cool (: can you tell me the name of the art work?

  6. […] Neuronas según Santiago Ramón y Cajal (imagen: The Beautiful Brain). […]

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