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
FENS Outreach & Advocacy – flyer

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

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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
Neuroscience in British Literature

Online exhibition exploring the intersection of neuroscience and British literature.

Website 2016 Open URL
Neuroscience in Georgia

Full information regarding past and present Neuroscience research in Georgia.

Website 2018 Open URL
Neurosciences and History in Images

Online audio-visual display of the Spanish Society of Neurology’s museum and historical archive (MAH SEN).

Website 2013 Open URL
Neurosciences in-formation: a visual history of Galvanism

Interactive website in which the visual representation of Galvanism in the late 18th and early 19th century illustrations allow to navigate the history of this practice.

Website 2016 Open URL
Newport Langley, John – UK

Biography of Newport Langley, John – UK
Via IBRO

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Olga Viogradova (1929-2001): role of the hippocampus in selection and registration of information

Collection of all the scientific achievements of Olga Vi0gradova and coverage of the facts of her biography.

Website 2017 Open URL
Oxford Sparks: You’ve Got a Nerve

Most of us take movement and balance for granted, and it’s only when something goes wrong that we realise how complicated it is. In the early 1900s, an Oxford researcher called Charles Sherrington examined microscope slides of muscles, nerves, the spine and the brain and traced the connections between them. Using this box of slides, he built up a picture of how muscles are controlled. Some diseases can damage nerve cells and affect muscle control. Researchers today still use the basic principles established by Sherrington to investigate how to fix these problems.

Video Oxford Sparks: You’ve Got a Nerve
Pavlov’s wayward pupil: full of twists and turns Jerzy Koorski’s life

Short documentary movie on Jerzy Koorski, well-known Polish neuroscientist.

Video 2018 Pavlov’s wayward pupil: full of twists and turns Jerzy Koorski’s life
Peters, Alan – UK

Biography of Peters, Alan – UK
Via IBRO

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Pioneers of neuroscience in Poland

Biographies of pioneers of Polish neurology and neuroscience living in the 19th century and early 20th century

Website 2017 Open URL
Portraits of European Neuroscientists

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

Website 2010 Open URL
Prof. Colin Blakemore – Two Eyes, One World: A Brief History of Binocular Vision

Professor Colin Blakemore (Professor of Neuroscience & Philosophy, Director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses School of Advanced Study, University of London) on “Two Eyes, One World: A Brief History of Binocular Vision”, 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 Prof. Colin Blakemore – Two Eyes, One World: A Brief History of Binocular Vision
Prof. Gordon Shepherd – Creating Modern Neuroscience
Professor Gordon M Shepherd (Department of Neurobiology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA) on “Creating Modern Neuroscience: How Do We Compare Today with the Revolutionary 1950s?”, 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 Prof. Gordon Shepherd – Creating Modern Neuroscience
Prof. Marco Piccolino – Vision and the senses in the work of Galileo Galilei

Professor Marco Piccolino (Italian Institute of Neurosciences University of Ferrara, Italy) on “Vision and the senses in the work of Galileo Galilei”, 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 Prof. Marco Piccolino – Vision and the senses in the work of Galileo Galilei
Prof. Richard Brown – Le Gros Clark versus Zuckerman: what were their disagreements?

Professor Richard Brown (Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, Dalhousie, University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) on “Le Gros Clark versus Zuckerman: what were their disagreements?”, 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 Prof. Richard Brown – Le Gros Clark versus Zuckerman: what were their disagreements?
Ranvier, Louis – France

Biography of Ranvier, Louis – France
Via IBRO

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