FENS facilitates the dissemination of scientific information through a series of online resources, available to all.

Browse the directory below and access a vast array of online materials, including position papers, training and career development materials, outreach and advocacy resources.

Title Description Type Year
Changeux, Jean-Pierre – France

Biography of Changeux, Jean-Pierre – France
Via SfN

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Charles Darwin’s works and early European neuroscience

Video documentary covering the history of Darwinism and development of neuroscience in Europe.

Video 2015 Charles Darwin’s works and early European neuroscience
D. Santiago Ramon y Cajal- A life committed to neuroscience

A production by The Human Brain Project with images donated by Prof. Javier DeFelipe. A parcial or total reproduction of this video is not allowed under any circumstances. © The Human Brain Project 2015.

Video D. Santiago Ramon y Cajal- A life committed to neuroscience
De Renzi, Ennio – Italy

Biography of De Renzi, Ennio – Italy
Via SfN

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Discovery of the first neurotransmitter receptor

Project funded under the FENS call for history of neuroscience projects.

Document 2017 View/Download
Dr John Lidwell-Durin – John Hughlings Jackson, Nerve-Genesis and Language

Dr John Lidwell-Durin (History Faculty, University of Oxford) on “John Hughlings Jackson, Nerve-Genesis and Language”, at the FENS History Seminar on “History of Understanding of the Cerebral Cortex”, organised at St John’s College, University of Oxford, on 12 May 2015, by Prof. Zoltan Molnar.

Video Dr John Lidwell-Durin – John Hughlings Jackson, Nerve-Genesis and Language
Dr Laza K. Lazarevic, the founder of Serbian neurology

The contributions of Dr Laza K. Lazarevic (1851-1891), the founder of Serbian neurology, to the development of neuroscience in Europe during the 19th century.

Website 2014 Open URL
Dr Tom Quick – Stories of histological slides in the Sherrington Box

Dr Tom Quick (Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford), on “Stories of histological slides in the Sherrington Box”, at the FENS History Seminar on “History of Understanding of the Cerebral Cortex”, organised at St John’s College, University of Oxford, on 12 May 2015, by Prof. Zoltan Molnar.

Video Dr Tom Quick – Stories of histological slides in the Sherrington Box
Dr. Damion Young – Historic digital repositories for the 21st Century

Dr Damion Young (Medical Sciences Division Learning Technologies (MSDLT) on “Historic digital repositories for the 21st Century, Developing and using the https://history.medsci.ox.ac.uk/ – site. Using historical material in neuroscience teaching”, at the FENS History Seminar on “History of Understanding of the Cerebral Cortex”, organised at St John’s College, University of Oxford, on 12 May 2015, by Prof. Zoltan Molnar.

Video Dr. Damion Young – Historic digital repositories for the 21st Century
E.N. Sokolov the founder of vector psychophysiology in Lomonosov Moscow State University

Website dedicated to the Russian scientist with a worldwide reputation, a specialist in the field of cognitive psychophysiology and neuroscience, E. N. Sokolov (1920-2008).

Website 2018 Open URL
Economo, Constantin – Austria

Biography of Economo, Constantin – Austria
Via IBRO

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Erica Charters in conversation with Zoltán Molnár: A History of Medicine perspective on Thomas Willis

Professor Zoltán Molnár talks to Dr Erica Charters for a History of Medicine perspective on Oxford physician and Father of Neurology Thomas Willis.

Video Open URL
Euler, Curt – Sweden

Biography of Euler, Curt – Sweden
Via SfN

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FENS & neuroscience outreach

A visual guide to provide you with tips for your outreach project.
This graphic was designed by Engage Visually.

Image 2020 FENS & neuroscience outreach
FENS Friday webinar: Communicating your science to non-scientists

This FENS Friday webinar is aimed for neuroscientists at any stage who wish to engage the wider audience with their research, particularly for those who are new to science communication. Organised by the Communication Committee with the support of the Dana Foundation.

Video 2021 FENS Friday webinar: Communicating your science to non-scientists
FENS Outreach & Advocacy – flyer

FENS aims to increase public awareness about the benefits of brain research.

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FENS webinar: “Running a Brain Awareness Week event in 2023”

This FENS live webinar aims to provide participants with useful tips on how to write a successful FENS-Dana Brain Awareness Week 2023 Grants application and how to run an engaging outreach event. The webinar will include an interactive Q&A session with the speakers to provide hands-on tips to the audience.

Video 2022 FENS webinar: “Running a Brain Awareness Week event in 2023”
Friedrich Sanides: A unifying framework of cortical organization with ontogenetic, phylogenetic and functional ramifications Website 2017 Open URL
Gilberto Rossi, a neuroscientist and an intellectual of the Novecento

Biography of Gilberto Rossi (1894-1960), a neurophysiologist whose work has left a deep trace in the neurophysiology of the 20th century.

Website 2016 Open URL
Golgi Revealed

Project funded under the FENS call for history of neuroscience projects.

Website 2011 Open URL
Golgi, Camillo – Italy

Biography of Golgi, Camillo – Italy
Via IBRO

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Heinrich Obersteiner and the Foundation of Neuroscience in 19th century Vienna

Research and online presetation of Heinrich Obersteiner (1847 – 1922), frequently mentioned as the founding father of Neuroscience at Vienna.

Document 2017 View/Download
Historiography of Neurosciences in Eastern Europe

Website examining the history of Romanian neurology and psychiatry: understanding the connection between science, political ideals and national contexts, both at a regional and international level.

Website 2011 Open URL
History of Neurology in India: From the Ancient to the Modern Period

Project funded under the FENS call for history of neuroscience projects.

Website 2019 Open URL
Huxley, Andrew – UK

Biography of Huxley, Andrew – UK
Via SfN

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Iain Pears in conversation with Zoltán Molnár: An insight into Willis era Oxford through writing “An Instance of the Fingerpost”

Professor Zoltán Molnár talks to author and historian Iain Pears to better understand “a time and place of great intellectual, religious, scientific and political ferment” in which Thomas Willis lived and worked.

Video Open URL
Insight into Greek neuroscientists

An insight into well-k0wn Greek doctors that had a major impact in the field of Neuroscience.

Website 2015 Open URL
Ivane Beritashvili – Photo and Video Heritage

Photo and video materials related to I. Beritashvili and his experiments.

Website 2013 Open URL
Iversen, Leslie L. – UK

Biography of Iversen, Leslie L. – UK
Via SfN

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János Szentágothai and his legacy for neuroscience in Hungary and worldwide

Biography of of Já0s Szentágothai, a former president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and a groundbreaker in his field.

Website 2010 Open URL
Katz, Sir Bernard – Germany/UK

Biography of Katz, Sir Bernard – Germany/UK
Via SfN

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Living History – The History of Spanish Neuroscience in First Person

A series of video lectures given by living legends of Spanish neuroscience (in Spanish, with English subtitles).

Video 2018 Living History – The History of Spanish Neuroscience in First Person
Luciani, Luigi – Italy

Biography of Luciani, Luigi – Italy
Via IBRO

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Lugaro, Ernesto – Italy

Biography of Lugaro, Ernesto – Italy
Via IBRO

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Menzel, Randolf – Germany

Biography of Menzel, Randolf – Germany
Via SfN

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Nansen, Fridtjof – 0rway

Biography of Nansen, Fridtjof – 0rway
Via Bock O. & Helle K.B.

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Native Voices: Neuroscience among the First Nations of Canada

Website documenting the history of medicine and neurological knowledge among the aboriginal nations of Canada. Project funded under the FENS call for history of neuroscience projects.

Website 2020 Open URL
Neuroanatomical Histology

Website examining the history of Romanian neurology and psychiatry: understanding the connection between science, political ideals and national contexts, both at a regional and international level.

Website 2010 Open URL
Neuroscience 7,000 years ago

Project funded under the FENS call for history of neuroscience projects.

Website 2019 Open URL
Neuroscience Giants

Project funded under the FENS call for history of neuroscience projects.

Website 2017 Open URL