History Committee

 

Ever since Santiago Ramón y Cajal began the huge task of research into the structure and organisation of the nervous system (final decades of the 19th century), which was the true foundation of modern neuroscience, the contributions of Spanish neuroscientists in different areas of the speciality have been fundamental and, in some of the older cases, it could be said that, a century on, their pioneering contributions are still valid today. But we should not think exclusively of the historical figures among the outstanding members of what has come to be called the Spanish Neurohistological School (also known more colloquially as the Cajal School or the Madrid School), such as the brothers Santiago and Pedro Ramón y Cajal, Francisco Tello, Nicolás Achúcarro, Pío del Río-Hortega, Fernando de Castro and Rafael Lorente de Nó, since the contributions of later Spanish neuroscientists have been and continue to be fundamental in many fields of modern neuroscience. This is true to the point that some are making Neuroscience History today. Therefore, channelling all of the information about the History of Spanish Neuroscience that could be useful to SENC members is a primordial task to make it useful to both students and teachers. Encouraging study and the organisation of events motivated by the history of neuroscience in general and Spanish neuroscience in particular, with a specific focus (people, subject matter) within a world historical context. The quest for possible sources of funding (projects, aid) and recognition (awards) for these studies and events. The relationship with the FENS Committee on the History of Neuroscience, the Cajal Club and other societies with an interest in the history of neuroscience. The Committee takes special interest in the participation of SENC members in this task, both by providing information and/or proposing joint activities, and by collaborating actively in them

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To encourage the inclusion of the history of neuroscience as a subject in university Master’s Degrees and doctorates in Neuroscience in Spain and abroad.

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To offer guidance and advice on matters related to the history of neuroscience to persons and organisations interested in organising studies and events.

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To organise monographic symposia on historical figures from Spanish neuroscience or on neuroscientific topics in which the Spanish contribution has been relevant.

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To publicise prizes, SENC Grants and other grants which might be of interest to members.

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To organise activities related to the history of neuroscience during the SENC Biennial Conference.

Current History of Neuroscience Committee 

Juan A. de Carlos Segovia

Head 

Scientific Researcher at the CSIC 

Cajal Institute – CSIC, Madrid 

Fernando de Castro Soubriet

Senior Scientist at the CSIC 

Cajal Institute – CSIC, Madrid 

Rafael Luján Miras

University Professor 

University of Castilla – La Mancha 

Albacete 

Carmen Agustín Pavón

Assistant Lecturer Doctor 

University of Valenci

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Hay Vida en Martes: Ramón y Cajal https://t.co/RRUzaH4IQk via @EspacioFTef . Te esperamos el proximo martes 20 de noviembre a las 19h en el Auditorio Espacio Fundación Telefónica @de_decarlos @jralonso3 @rosenrod

Lo bueno tarda en llegar pero ¡por fin lo tenemos! 😊👏 Así que ahora toca disfrutar de la lectura 🤓 @de_decarlos @jralonso3 @NextDoorPublish

@NextDoorPublish @raultoran @de_decarlos @jralonso3 @InstitutoCajal @ryc_ayerbe @ciberned @ranm_es @SENC_ @Historia_SENC @yusterafa @MITMuseum @CienciaGob @lauramorron @__Oihan ...a todos con una prosa de fácil lectura que no desaprovecha ocasión para subrayar la unicidad de Cajal y, tristemente, los paralelismos que todavía persisten en la ciencia actual española. Hay pasajes que bien podrían ser contemporáneos! Ahora sé mucho más sobre Cajal. Gracias!

@NextDoorPublish @raultoran @de_decarlos @jralonso3 @InstitutoCajal @ryc_ayerbe @ciberned @ranm_es @SENC_ @Historia_SENC @yusterafa @MITMuseum @CienciaGob @lauramorron Ya casi estoy de vuelta en casa, pero ya he terminado de disfrutar “Cajal. Un grito por la ciencia” Como muchos de mi generación (y precedentes) siempre tuvimos a Cajal de referente. Creía ingénuamente que sabía bastante de él. Cuán equivocado estaba! José Ramón y Juan sorprenden

@NextDoorPublish @jralonso3 @de_decarlos @InstitutoCajal @CSIC @CSICdivulga @ranm_es @SENC_ @Historia_SENC @seneurologia @aeac_science @lauramorron @__Oihan Estuvimos en su casa de #PetilladeAragón #Navarra .Un lugar curioso y que despierta el interés por la figura de #RamónyCajal

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