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18:00 - 18:30 26 May 2016

Neuroscience in the Renaissance


IAS Seminar Room 20, South Wing | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

The Renaissance of the 15th and 16th centuries was a period of rapid development in medical science, aided significantly by the expertise of artists in producing detailed anatomical representations. The anatomist and physician Andreas Vesalius (1514 - 1564) was the author of one of the most influential books on human anatomy: De humani corporis fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body), which contains extraordinarily detailed illustrations of his complete, meticulous dissection of the human body. This session focuses on natural philosophers’ understanding and depiction of the human brain during the Renaissance.


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