The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal

The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal

A look back at the Ackland’s presentation of ‘The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal,’ Jan. 25-April 7, 2019. ‘The Beautiful Brain’ was developed by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, with the Instituto Cajal. The Ackland’s presentation of this exhibition was made possible in part by generous support from Betsy Blackwell & John Watson and the UNC Neuroscience Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine. Image credits in order of appearance: Photographs of and drawings by Santiago Ramón y Cajal courtesy of the Cajal Institute (CSIC). Contemporary images: Kelly Carstens, Richard Weinberg, and Serena M. Dudek, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Institutes of Health, ‘Hippocampal perineuronal nets, featuring CA2,’ 2017, L2018.39.1. Bonnie Taylor-Blake and Brandon Pearson, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, ‘Mouse dorsal route ganglion,’ 2014, L2018.39.2. Gazzeley Lab and Neuroscape Lab, University of California, San Francisco, with the Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego, Syntrogi Labs, Matt Omernick, and Oleg Knoings, ‘Glass Brain Flythrough,’ 2014, L2018.35.86. Anze Testen and Kathryn J. Reissner, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, ‘A brain full of stars,’ 2017, L2018.39.6. Christophe Lenglet and Kamil Ugurbil at the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, ‘Data from the Human Connectome Project–Rotating Brain, 2012, L2018.35.87. Jessica Girault and John Gilmore, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, ‘Developing white matter pathways in the infant brain,’ 2017. L2018.39.7. Thank you to Jeyhoun Allebaugh of UDO Marketing for the video, and thanks to neuroscientist Dr. Richard Weinberg for his cameo:)

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