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Historical Introduction

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Galvani
1790 suggested the brain worked electrically; used frog leg and brass bar
Volta
1800 made 1st wet cell bateries; stimulated frog legs with bateries
du Bois Reymond
1849; first to measure electricity in a living nerve
von Hemholz
1850 measured rate of conduction
conduction velocity
50 m/s
Camillo Golgi
1900; invented stain to actually visualize neural system; reticular (net) theory
reticular (net) theory
the belief that during development all the neurons were fused together
Cajal
neuron doctrine
neuron doctrine
all neurons are located very close to eachother; however, they don't touch as Golgi believed
Sherrington
synapse; mechanism of reflex
Bernard
curare; suggested that there were CHEMICAL messengers in the blood
Dale
Suggested acetylcholine acts as neurotransmitter on frog's heart
Loewe
showed that acetylcholine is, in fact, released from nerve innervating frog's heart
Hebb
Hebbian synapses; synaptic mechanism of learning
Hebb's postulate of learning
cells that fire together, wire together

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