The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramon Y Cajal by Larry W. Shaw, Eric Newman, Alfonso Araque and Janet Dubinsky
Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934) was the father of modern neuroscience and an exceptional artist. He devoted his life to the anatomy of the brain, the body’s most complex and mysterious organ. His superhuman feats of visualization, based on fanatically precise techniques and countless hours at the microscope, resulted in some of the most remarkable illustrations in the history of science. Beautiful Brain presents a selection of his exquisite drawings of brain cells, brain regions, and neural circuits with accessible descriptive commentary.
Beautiful Brain showcases Cajal’s contributions to neuroscience, explores his artistic roots and achievement, and looks at his work concerning contemporary neuroscience imaging, appealing to general readers and professionals alike.
Hardcover, 208 pages. 90 color illustrations.