Luigi Galvani and animal electricity: two centuries after the foundation of electrophysiology

  title={Luigi Galvani and animal electricity: two centuries after the foundation of electrophysiology},
  author={M. Piccolino},
  journal={Trends in Neurosciences},
  • M. Piccolino
  • Published 1997
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Neurosciences
  • Luigi Galvani and his famous experiments on frogs carried out in the second half of the 18th century belong more to legend than to the history of science. Galvani not only laid the foundations of a new science, electrophysiology, but also opened the way for the invention of the electric battery, and thus for the development of the physical investigations of electricity. However, in spite of the widespread celebration of his work, Galvani's scientific endeavours have been largely misrepresented… CONTINUE READING
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