Join Rebecca Kamen as takes a look back on her journey through the Cajal Institute. Santiago Ramón y Cajal is known as the father of modern neuroscience. We hear about the amazing things when he researched and drew the nervous system. He didn't have microscopes strong enough to see everything, so he used his intuition to fill in the gaps. His insights proved to be correct. While most people look at the science behind his creations, Rebecca looks at he discovered through the lens of an artist.
1 Spanish National Research Council. (2023) The Cajal Legacy. Retrieved from https://www.csic.es/en/cajal-legacy.
2 The MIT Press Reader. (2023) ‘Goodbye to my dreams of being an artist’: Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s Reflections on Art and Idealism. Retrieved from https://thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/santiago-ramon-y-cajal-reflections-art-idealism-autobiography/.
3 Spanish National Research Council. (2023) The Cajal Legacy. Retrieved from https://www.csic.es/en/cajal-legacy.
4 Rebecca Kamen. (2023) Butterflies of the Soul. Retrieved from https://rebeccakamen.com/gallery/artscience/.
5 Scientific American. (2023) The Father of Modern Neuroscience Discovered the Basic Unit of the Nervous System. Retrieved from https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-father-of-modern-neuroscience-discovered-the-basic-unit-of-the-nervous-system/.
6Cajal, Santiago Ramón y. Ciencia y Arte. (Madrid: Spain. 2004.) 188.
7 Marcia Moran