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
3-Dimensional Images

3-D digital archive of physiological apparatus with descriptions of their use and their impact on the field of science.

Website 2011 Open URL
A Brain Museum Tour of Europe

A tour of the brain museums of Europe, showing the museums with materials relevant to the history of neuroscience in each country.

Website 2017 Open URL
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).

Document 2014 View/Download
A Virtual Museum of Irish Brain Science

Digital archive website to collate and present 0teworthy historical objects of Ireland’s brain science archives.

Website 2017 Open URL
Albe-Fessard, Denise – France

Biography of Albe-Fessard, Denise – France
Via SfN

Document 1996 View/Download
Alzheimer, Alois – Germany

Biography of Alzheimer, Alois – Germany
Via Ibro

Document 2003 View/Download
Andersen, Per – Norway

Biography of Andersen, Per – Norway
Via SfN

Document 2004 View/Download
Babinski, Joseph – Poland/France

Biography of Babinski, Joseph – Poland/France
Via Ibro

Document 2018 View/Download
Beritashvili, Ivan – Georgia/Russia

Biography of Beritashvili, Ivan – Georgia/Russia
Via Ibro

Document 2018 View/Download
Bernard, Claude – France

Biography of Bernard, Claude – France
Via IBRO

Document 2018 View/Download
Blix, Gustraf – Sweden

Biography of Blix, Gustraf – Sweden
Via IBRO

Document 2012 View/Download
Boycott, Brian B. – UK

Biography of Boycott, Brian B. – UK
Via SfN

Document 2001 View/Download
Brodmann, Korbinian – Germany

Biography of Brodmann, Korbinian – Germany
Via IBRO

Document 2012 View/Download
Cajal and the Spanish Neurological School: Neuroscience Would Have Been a Different Story Without Them

Paper published by Fernando de Castro.

Website 2019 Open URL
Cajal’s Interactions with Sherrington and the Croonian Lecture

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

Document 2019 View/Download
Cajal’s Legacy: Arrows of Neuroscience

Historical video based on Ramón y Cajal’s life, highlighting his most important scientific milestones for building the birth of modern Neuroscience.

Video 2014 Cajal’s Legacy: Arrows of Neuroscience
Cajal’s Legacy: Arrows of Neuroscience

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

Video 2014 Cajal’s Legacy: Arrows of Neuroscience
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
Charles Darwin’s works and early European neuroscience

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

Video 2016 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 2015 D. Santiago Ramon y Cajal- A life committed to neuroscience
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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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

Document 2012 View/Download
Euler, Curt – Sweden

Biography of Euler, Curt – Sweden
Via SfN

Document 1996 View/Download
Golgi Revealed

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

Website Open URL
Golgi, Camillo – Italy

Biography of Golgi, Camillo – Italy
Via IBRO

Document 2012 View/Download
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
Huxley, Andrew – UK

Biography of Huxley, Andrew – UK
Via SfN

Document 2004 View/Download
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
Ivane Beritashvili – Photo and Video Heritage

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

Website Open URL
Iversen, Leslie L. – UK

Biography of Iversen, Leslie L. – UK
Via SfN

Document 2006 View/Download
Jáos Szentágothai and his legacy for neuroscience

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

Document 2004 View/Download
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
Living History — The History of Spanish Neuroscience in First Person

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

Video 2020 Living History — The History of Spanish Neuroscience in First Person