Sir Charles Sherrington's the integrative action of the nervous system: a centenary appreciation.

@article{Burke2007SirCS,
  title={Sir Charles Sherrington's the integrative action of the nervous system: a centenary appreciation.},
  author={Robert E Burke},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  year={2007},
  volume={130 Pt 4},
  pages={
          887-94
        }
}
  • R. Burke
  • Published 21 November 2006
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Brain : a journal of neurology
In 1906 Sir Charles Sherrington published The Integrative Action of the Nervous System, which was a collection of ten lectures delivered two years before at Yale University in the United States. In this monograph Sherrington summarized two decades of painstaking experimental observations and his incisive interpretation of them. It settled the then-current debate between the "Reticular Theory" versus "Neuron Doctrine" ideas about the fundamental nature of the nervous system in mammals in favor… Expand
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