Jean-Claude Dupont

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A state-of-the art approach to the debates on ethical issues is key in order to gain guidance on research practices involving sick children and adolescents, as well as to identify research avenues in which it might be worth cooperating, to generate better or supplementary evidence. Based on a systematic literature search using MEDLINE, we report the main(More)
For a very long time, arguments supporting the neuro-humoral theory, produced by the pharmacologist Henri Dale, did not convince one of the main supporters of the electrical theory, the neurophysiologist John C. Eccles. This article gives a reminder of certain technical elements of this debate between two giants, which remains one of the most symbolic(More)
At the end of the nineteenth century, approaches from experimental physiology made inroads into embryological research. A new generation of embryologists felt urged to study the mechanisms of organ formation. This new program, most prominently defended by Wilhelm Roux (1850-1924), was called Entwicklungsmechanik. Named variously as "causal embryology",(More)
During the twentieth century, brain imaging revolutionized neurological practice and research in cognitive neuroscience. More recently, its scope has moved from the former territories to the humanities. After describing this historical dynamic, some issues and controversies related to old and new uses of neuroimaging are recalled, and this new appetite for(More)
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