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.

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A Short History of European neuroscience – from the late 18th to the mid 20th century

Short manuscript co-authored by Dr. Helmut Kettenmann, Chair and Dr Nicholas Wade, Member of the FENS History Committee (2010-2014).

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Augusta Dejerine Klumpke (1859-1927). Commémoration du 160e anniversaire de sa naissance

Commemoration of the 160th anniversary of the birth of Augusta Déjerine-Klumpke, an extraordinary neurologist and neuroanatomist, a forgotten pioneer woman of neuroscience. This project received the support of FENS under the history neuroscience call projects

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Cajal and the Spanish Neurological School: Neuroscience Would Have Been a Different Story Without Them

Paper published by Fernando de Castro.

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Cajal: Lessons on brain development

Paper by Fernando de Castro, Laura López-Mascaraque and Juan A. De Carlos.

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Cajal’s Interactions with Sherrington and the Croonian Lecture

Paper published by Juan A. De Carlos and Zoltán Molnár.

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Cajal’s Man on the Peripheral Nervous System

Paper by Fernando de Castro.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Towards the sensory nature of the carotid body: Hering, De Castro and Heymans

Paper by Fernando de Castro.

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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.
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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.

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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

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