Brain and aviation: on the 80th anniversary of Constantin von Economo’s (1876–1931) death


2011 marks the 80th anniversary of the death of Constantin Alexander von Economo who conducted advanced research on the cytoarchitectonics of the brain. This Austrian neurologist and the pioneer of aviation described encephalitis lethargica, discovered the spindle neurons, and postulated the existence of the sleep and wakefulness centre in the brain. What… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10072-012-1111-0


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