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Some Early Travails of Tracing Axonal Pathways in the Brain

  • Walle J. H. Nauta
Part of the Contemporary Neuroscientists book series (CN)

Abstract

The first great flowering of Neuroanatomy began about 1870, reached its height in the late 1880s and, with some notable exceptions, went into a marked decline during the two decades between the first and the second World War. In this essay I will relate some of my personal experiences during the early stages of a second flowering of Neuroanatomy that began some fifty years ago and ultimately led to the multifaceted Neuroanatomy we now know.

Keywords

Axon Terminal Axon Degeneration Wallerian Degeneration Uranyl Nitrate Piriform Cortex 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walle J. H. Nauta
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Brain and Cognitive SciencesMITCambridgeUSA

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