The bicentennial of the Voltaic battery (1800–2000): the artificial electric organ

  title={The bicentennial of the Voltaic battery (1800–2000): the artificial electric organ},
  author={M. Piccolino},
  journal={Trends in Neurosciences},
  • M. Piccolino
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Neurosciences
  • Alessandro Volta invented the electric battery at the end of 1799 and communicated his invention to the Royal Society of London in 1800. The studies that led him to develop this revolutionary device began in 1792, after Volta read the work of Luigi Galvani on the existence of an intrinsic electricity in living organisms. During these studies, Volta obtained a series of results of great physiological relevance, which led him to anticipate some important ideas that marked the inception of modern… CONTINUE READING
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