Throughout the life and work of the father of neuroscience, more than one hundred works were displayed, including twelve original drawings, the Nobel Medal and his first laboratory diary.
Understanding how nerve impulses propagate in the brain marked the life of Santiago Ramóny Cajal. The technical limitations faced by this scientist also made him shine. other aspects, As a photographer, painter, teacher, humanist or artist.
All of these can be in New opening exhibition Santiago Ramóny Cajal until December 5, 2021 It can be visited on the National Museum of Natural Science (MNCN-CSIC).
He said: “For MNCN, it is an honor and an honor to be able to show our visitors part of the extraordinary legacy of the genius of Petilla de Aragón.” San Diego MerinoMuseum curator
The selected samples show more than one hundred samples stored in so-called samples. Cajal Heritage. Among them, viewers will be able to consider oil paintings, photos, drawings, laboratory materials, instruments and scientific notebooks, as well as prizes and honors.All of this, and a series of exhibitions of personal objects and non-scientific books that cover up Humanities Kahal
“Cajal expressed his wish to preserve his scientific heritage in his research institute. His children arranged in this way to build a museum to commemorate his father and provide education and encouragement for future generations. Since then, these The assets constitute the Cajal Legacy and are kept in the Neuroscience Research Center of the Cajal Institute, ” Ricardo MartinezDirector of CSIC Cajal Institute.
These works are original by Cajal and his most outstanding disciples, and have inestimable scientific and historical value.Stand out among different samples Your first laboratory diary, In which appeared his first nerve cell map, which has been exhibited many times.
Mapping the cerebral cortex
“The twelve histological maps on display constitute a small but valuable selection of nearly 2,000 preserved in Cajal Legacy. They were chosen to show how a single figure can provide a lot of neuroanatomy to someone who has some knowledge of the matter. Learn information. Juan Andres de Carlos, CSIC researcher and head of Legado Cajal.
“Therefore, one of the pictures tells us how the cerebral cortex is structured, while the other pictures show pictures that explain specific system functions, such as the mechanism of respiration or the movement of bones. Nerve flow In the connection of the cerebellum,” De Carlos explained.
Some paintings of Cajal / CSICComunicación
Other important works are exhibited in the 120 square meters space reserved for the exhibition, such as Nobel medals and diplomas In 1906, he received a doctorate in physiology or medicine with Camillo Golgi.
In addition, Helmholtz MedalAwarded by the Berlin Imperial Academy of Sciences, it is considered the highest prestige at the time.Waves 3D rendering of portraitsVirtual Morphology Laboratory by MNCN (ViMoLab) And copied one of his neuron diagrams.
“Preparing exhibitions about Cajal are going on dozens of exhibitions at a time. What’s fascinating is how curiosity, constant work and tireless will make a person enthusiastic about so many disciplines,” he pointed out. Cristina CanovasDeputy Director of MNCN-CSIC Exhibition.
120 square meters of exhibition space / CSICComunicación
The works selected for this exhibition are intended to serve as a small sample of possible futures. Thematic museum People dedicated to Cajal and Spanish Histologic Society pointed to his estate administrator.
The Santiago Ramóny Cajal Archive (part of Cajal Legacy) and other private scientific archives of the heirs of some of his most outstanding disciples were registered in 2017 as UNESCO World Heritage.
Examples include the Pedro Ramóny Cajal archives, the Pío del Río-Hortega archives, the Fernando de Castro archives and the Rafael Lorente de Nó archives.
Copernicus’s manuscripts, Linnaeus, Newton, Darwin, Pasteur and Tesla’s archives, and Pavlov’s apartment laboratory also achieved the same achievement.