The sensory neuron and the triumph of Camillo Golgi

  title={The sensory neuron and the triumph of Camillo Golgi},
  author={Lawrence Kruger},
  journal={Brain Research Reviews},
  • L. Kruger
  • Published 1 October 2007
  • Biology
  • Brain Research Reviews

Discovery and rediscoveries of Golgi cells

After more than a century, Golgi's intuition that the Golgi cell had to generate under a new perspective complex ensemble effects at the network level has finally been demonstrated.

Camillo Golgi (1843 –1926): scientist extraordinaire and pioneer figure of modern neurology

  • S. Ghosh
  • Biology
    Anatomy & cell biology
  • 2020
Camillo Golgi was an extraordinary scientist whose contributions in the domain of neuroanatomy proved to be critical for emergence of neuroscience as a sovereign scientific discipline and was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1906.

The cerebellar network: From structure to function and dynamics



Colgi, Cajal and the Neuron Doctrine.

  • E. Jones
  • Biology
    Journal of the history of the neurosciences
  • 1999
Camillo Golgi and Santiago Ramon y Cajal shared the Nobel Prize in 1906 for their work on the histology of the nerve cell, but both held diametrically opposed views about the Neuron Doctrine which

Neuron doctrine and electrophysiology.

The neuron doctrine, which we chiefly owe to Cajal (1), was unquestionably a giant stride forward in the understanding of the substratum of nervous function. It forms the basis of all modem work on

The generalized vertebrate neuron.

It is probable that the key to the confusion of current terminology is a continuing emphasis on the external morphology of neurons, as revealed especially by the elective staining method of Golgi.

Neoreticularism and neuronal polarization.

The Neuron Doctrine, Redux

Revisiting the Neuron Doctrine suggests that future research outside its limits may lead to new insights into the unique capabilities of the human brain.

Foundations of the neuron doctrine

The Neuron Doctrine Revisited: A Personal Account - Sten Grillner Camillo Golgi, Foundations of the Neuron doctrine, and the History of Neurosciences - Paolo Mazzarello Some Reflections on the Neurion Doctrine - Larry Swanson.

The Golgi Stain: invention, diffusion and impact on neurosciences.

  • E. Pannese
  • Biology
    Journal of the history of the neurosciences
  • 1999
The black reaction was the first technique to reveal neurons in their entirety, i.e. with all their processes, and is still used extensively not only in combination with electron microscopy, but also in studies on the evolution, ontogeny, and organization of the nervous system.

Camillo Golgi and the discovery of the Golgi apparatus.

The discovery of the Golgi apparatus can be added to the long list of accidental discoveries, but the man after whom it is named was not a cytologist engaged in studying the inner structure of the cell, but a pathologist searching to prove a neuroanatomical theory.

Axonal terminals of sensory neurons and their morphological diversity

This brief illustrated account addresses some important unresolved problems in the functional interpretation of the diverse morphological features exhibited in both synaptic and non-synaptic sensory axon terminals with the aim of identifying and emphasizing some key questions amenable to resolution with contemporary morphological and physiological techniques.