The artist who won a Nobel Prize… in medicine – Melanie E. Peffer

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Explore how a scientist and artist discovered how our brains transmit signals throughout the body, and laid the foundation for modern neuroscience.

In the 1860s, scientists believed they were on the verge of uncovering the brain’s biggest secret: how the brain’s signals travel through the body. They believed these impulses travelled uninterrupted along a massive web of tissue. But soon, a young artist would cut down this hypothesis, and sketch a bold new vision of how our brains work. Melanie E. Peffer details the discoveries of Golgi and Cajal.

Lesson by Melanie E. Peffer, directed by Artrake Studio.

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