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
Statement in support of animal research in Belgium and a transparent approach

A statement in support of animal research and a transparent approach in Belgium to mark World Day for Laboratory Animals (24 April).

Website 2016 Open URL
Statement of concern on the insufficient support for research and innovation and calling for rejection of new EU budget deal

A statement of concern about funding in brain research.

Document 2020 View/Download
Statement of concern on the targeting of scientists by animal rights activists

A statement of concern about the targeting of scientists by animal activities

Document 2019 View/Download
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 Prospects of Brain Research within Horizon 2020: Responding efficiently to Europe’s societal needs

A report on the prospects of Brain Research within Horizon 2020: Responding efficiently to Europe’s societal needs

Document 2013 View/Download
The rise and fall of phrenology in Scotland

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

Website 2011 Open URL
The value of animal use in neuroscience from the FENS Committee on Animals in Research (CARE)

Examples of the value of animal use in neuroscience from the FENS Committee on Animals in Research (CARE)

Document 2016 View/Download
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
The wonder that is our brain: how and why we study it

Sensing, feeling, moving, smelling, remembering… The brain controls every aspect of our body. It is the most complex organ, and works like billions of tiny computers at lightning speed.
But how can we study such a complex organ? This educational video aims at explaining how and why we study the brain to younger audiences.
This video has been developed by FENS-CARE, the Committee on Animal Research.

Video 2020 The wonder that is our brain: how and why we study it
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
Through The Eyepiece: The Life and Works of Eduardo P. De Robertis

This project is a collection of documents, film material, photographs and written information regarding the life and works of the prominent Argentinian scientist Eduardo Patricio de Robertis.

Website 2019 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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Tracing the origins of modern neuroscience in ancient Greece

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

Website 2018 Open URL
Translation into English of the Club Histoire de Neurosciences (CHN) website

English version of the Club Histoire de Neurosciences (CHN) website on the history of French Neuroscience.

Website 2011 Open URL
Treasures from Cajal and De Castro

Compilation of the classic histological techniques used by Cajal and his disciples to found modern Neurology and Neuroscience.

Website 2012 Open URL
Unknown Ivan Pavlov

Translation and digitalization of the archival unpublished materials about Ivan Pavlov.

Website 2014 Open URL
Unraveling the Past of Women in Neurosciences
Unraveling the Past of Women in Neurosciences: their Contributions to Understanding of Brain and Behaviour – a History Online Project awardee.
Video Unraveling the Past of Women in Neurosciences
Untold Stories: the Women Pioneers of Neuroscience in Europe

These are the stories of seven women born before 1900, who worked hard to pursue a career in science and who published pioneering works, largely forgotten.

Website 2016 Open URL
Using Twitter to communicate in your science life

How can scientists best use Twitter to communicate science? Learn from scientists who use Twitter on a regular basis as a tool for science communication.
Organised by the FENS Communication Committee at the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum. Download your Twitter guide in the resource section of the FENS website.

Video 2020 Using Twitter to communicate in your science life
Volodymyr Betz (1834-1894) – World-renowned neurobiologist

Website dedicated to the world-ren0wned Ukrainian neurobiologist Volodymyr Betz (1834-1894).

Website 2015 Open URL
Volodymyr Pravdych-Neminsky (1879-1952): first EEG and struggle for neuroscience research

Biography of Volodymyr Pravdych-Neminsky: life and and contribution to electroencephalography.

Website 2015 Open URL
Webinar: Running a Brain Awareness Week event in 2022

This webinar aimed to provide participants with useful tips on how to write a successful Brain Awareness Week (BAW) application and how to run an engaging outreach event. The webinar will include a case study of a funded BAW project and an interactive Q&A session with the panellists to provide hands-on tips to the audience.

Video 2021 Webinar: Running a Brain Awareness Week event in 2022
Why it’s important to be open about animal research in Portugal – video of EARA event in Lisbon

This event, focused on Improving Openness in Animal Research in Portugal, highlighted the importance of the Portuguese Transparency Agreement and the need to be proactive in giving the public information on the use of animals in research. The event was part of a series supported by FENS and SfN.

Video 2020 Open URL
Why Study the History of Neuroscience?

Paper published by Richard Brown.

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Women Neuroscientists in the Cajal School

Paper on the women neuroscientists in the Cajal School.

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Women Pioneers of Neuroscience in Europe

Promo of: Untold stories: the Women Pioneers of Neuroscience in Europe, the film and the website.

Video Women Pioneers of Neuroscience in Europe
Women Pioneers on the train

These are women who worked in Europe during the first half of twentieth century and made relevant contributions to the many fields of modern neuroscience. The initial phase of this project was awarded in 2016 by the FENS History Committee

Video Women Pioneers on the train
Women Scientists and their Contributions to the Development of Hippocampus-Memory field in the European and World Neuroscience

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

Video 2018 Women Scientists and their Contributions to the Development of Hippocampus-Memory field in the European and World Neuroscience