The beauty of the pyramidal neuron as captured by Cajal

Jeff recently let me borrow this book:

When you combine art and science, you uncover the beautiful truth of the world. It never fails to astound me.

Cajal created some amazing drawings. Have a look at some of these neurons:

I didn’t know this before reading the book, but Cajal was instrumental to the field of modern neuroscience. Before him, the common knowledge was that the brain was one large webbed construct, not a collection of individual units.


@jhawkins recently visited a Cajal exhibit at MIT and came back with this wonderful photograph I just had to share:

It is Jeff with Cajal’s microscope. :blush:

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