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
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
Online workshop: Running a Brain Awareness Week event in 2021

This workshop aims to provide neuroscientists with useful tips to plan an event for Brain Awareness Week 2021, from writing a successful proposal for Brain Awareness Week to running an engaging outreach event, both online and in-person.

Workshop organised by the FENS Communication Committee with the support of the Dana Foundation.

Video 2020 Online workshop: Running a Brain Awareness Week event in 2021
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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Rediscovering Hibernation: Research of the Belgrade School of Physiology

Biography of the Sorbone graduate and member of several national academies of sciences, the Serbian scientist, Professor Jean Giaja (Ivan Djaja).

Website 2015 Open URL
Running a Brain Awareness Week event

Find useful resources to run a Brain Awareness Week event: organisation tips, ideas and inspirations.

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Running a Brain Awareness Week event in 2022

Find the presentations from speakers with useful resources to run a Brain Awareness Week event in 2022: organisation tips, ideas and inspirations.

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Science & Society: Parkinson’s Disease

This video “Parkinson’s Disease” explores Parkinson’s disease, a complex, progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement.This educational video is part of the ‘Science & Society’ series developed by EBC in partnership with FENS.

Video 2020 Science & Society: Parkinson’s Disease
Simarro, Luis – Spain

Biography of Simarro, Luis – Spain
Via IBRO

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Sobre el comportamento y signification de la oligodendroglia en la subtancia gris central, y de los gliocitos en los ganglios nerviosos perifericos – Fernando de Castro, 1946

Paper published by Fernando de Castro.

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The Ascent: A Brief History of the Brain

A brief history of the brain, featuring a few of the major scientists and findings that have contributed to modern neuroscience.

Video The Ascent: A Brief History of the Brain
The Cajal School in the Peripheral Nervous System: The Transcendent Contributions of Fernando de Castro on the Microscopic Structure of Sensory and Autonomic Motor Ganglia

Paper by Fernando de Castro.

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The Eduardo Pons Tortella neurological tissue bank

Online audio-visual display of pathological tissue samples and autopsied brains preserved in the Spanish Society of Neurology’s Museo Archivo Histórico.

Website 2016 Open URL
The future of neuroscience

How can we improve the way we do neuroscience? A participative graphic by Engage Visually with ideas expressed during the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum, with suggestions from the neuroscience community.

Image 2020 The future of neuroscience
The neuroscientific works of Sigmund Freud

Video documentary on the history of Freud’s neuroscientific works.

Video 2016 The neuroscientific works of Sigmund Freud
The rise and fall of phrenology in Scotland

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

Website 2011 Open URL
The Vincenzo Neri Medical Film and Photographic Collection

Presentation of film, photos and other archival material on Vincenzo Neri curated by the Neri Group.

Video 2014 The Vincenzo Neri Medical Film and Photographic Collection
The vision of Alfred Yarbus

Online biography of Alfred Lukya0vich Yarbus (1914-1986).

Website 2016 Open URL
Thoenen, Hans – Switzerland

Biography of Thoenen, Hans – Switzerland
Via SfN

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Thomas Willis (1621 – 1675) 400th Birthday – Alastair Buchan in conversation with Zoltán Molnár

Professor Zoltán Molnár talks to Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Alastair Buchan to learn more about Thomas Willis’s residence and base for scientific discoveries, Beam Hall.

Video Open URL
Thomas Willis (1621 – 1675) 400th Birthday – Alastair Compston in conversation with Zoltán Molnár: An insight into the writings of Willis

Professor Zoltán Molnár talks to Professor Emeritus of Neurology Alastair Compston FRS about the deeply influential texts written by the Founder of Neurology Thomas Willis four centuries ago.

Video Open URL
Thomas Willis (1621 – 1675) 400th Birthday – Chrystalina Antoniades in conversation with Zoltán Molnár: The Circle of Willis

Professor Zoltán Molnár talks to Associate Professor Chrystalina Antoniades for an in-depth look at the Circle of Willis, the name given to the arterial ring at the base of the brain, in recognition of the man renowned for its original description.

Video Open URL
Thomas Willis (1621 – 1675) 400th Birthday – Kevin Talbot in conversation with Zoltán Molnár: Exploring the medical cases of Thomas Willis

Professor Zoltán Molnár talks to Professor Kevin Talbot about Willis’s insights into the patients he encountered and his descriptions of their symptoms that could arguably be used for teaching today.

Video Open URL
Thomas Willis (1621 – 1675) 400th Birthday – Miloš Judaš in conversation with Zoltán Molnár: What we learn from translating the works of Willis

Professor Zoltán Molnár talks to Professor Miloš Judaš for a unique comparison of Thomas Willis’s profound discoveries and medical terminology in his original Latin tongue and the first English translations.

Video Open URL
Thomas Willis (1621 – 1675) 400th Birthday – Petra Hofmann in conversation with Zoltán Molnár: The Willis Legacy in St John’s College Library

Professor Zoltán Molnár and St John’s College Librarian Dr Petra Hofmann explore the extraordinary collection of Thomas Willis’s books and rare letters held by the library 400 years after his birth.

Video Open URL
Timelines in Neuroscience and Neurology

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

Website 2012 Open URL
Towards the sensory nature of the carotid body: Hering, De Castro and Heymans

Paper by Fernando de Castro.

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