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PSY 401

Early Neuroscience

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Which early physician/scientist invented the nervous tissue staining technique? Camillo Golgi
Describe Golgi's Reticular Theory. Nerve cells are physically connected to each other. There are no visible gaps, and fast reflexes.
Describe Santiago Ramon y Cajal's Neuron Theory. Nerve cells are independent, separated by a narrow gap. Communication happens via chemicals traversing the gap.
Charles Scott Sherrington's evidence for Neuron Theory ~Damage from lesions ~Speed of neural impulse measured by Helmholtz' device
Who coined the terms "neuron" and "synapse"? Charles Scott Sherrington
Explain what some of the major developments in early neuroscience are. ~Recognition of the mind-body connection ~Developments in localization of function ~Greater understanding of nervous system
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