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A brief history of Neuroscience

By on February 25, 2015
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We sometimes forget how young Neuroscience is, but it’s truly disturbing to find out that it’s younger than I am!

Here is a fascinating article describing the brief history of Neuroscience from the Lancet, the British Medical Journal.

50 Years of Neuroscience

The very term neuroscience was unfamiliar half a century ago—it had been coined in the early 1960s by a far-seeing Massachusetts Institute of Technology biophysicist, Francis Schmitt. Schmitt had raised the funds to publish an irregular bulletin packed with provocative thoughts on everything from synaptic function to artificial intelligence

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