The neuron theory.

@article{Fodstad2001TheNT,
  title={The neuron theory.},
  author={Harald Fodstad},
  journal={Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={77 1-4},
  pages={20-4}
}
  • Harald Fodstad
  • Published 2001 in Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery
In 1740 the Swedish scientist and philosopher Emmanuel Swedenborg described what is the first known anticipation of the neuron (a nerve cell with its processes). One hundred years later Ehrenberg, Remak and Purkinje recognized the nerve cell as the important element of the nervous system and provided its first accurate description. Vilhelm von Waldeyer in 1891 proposed to call the unit 'neuron' from the Greek word for 'sinew'. The 'neuron theory' or 'neuron doctrine', which emerged at the end… CONTINUE READING

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