The dendritic spine story: an intriguing process of discovery

  title={The dendritic spine story: an intriguing process of discovery},
  author={Javier DeFelipe},
  booktitle={Front. Neuroanat.},
Dendritic spines are key components of a variety of microcircuits and they represent the majority of postsynaptic targets of glutamatergic axon terminals in the brain. The present article will focus on the discovery of dendritic spines, which was possible thanks to the application of the Golgi technique to the study of the nervous system, and will also explore the early interpretation of these elements. This discovery represents an interesting chapter in the history of neuroscience as it shows… CONTINUE READING
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