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Dendritic Spines$
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Rafael Yuste

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262013505

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262013505.001.0001

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Discovery

Discovery

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Dendritic Spines
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Rafael Yuste

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262013505.003.0002

This chapter narrates the discovery of dendritic spines. It begins with Santiago Ramón y Cajal, a Spanish professor of Pathology and Histology, and his work entitled Estractura delos centros nerviosos de la aves (Structure of the Nervous Centers in Birds) and how he discovered the spines using the Golgi technique. Cajal defined “spine” on the spines of a rose bush, as it resembled one when he first investigated it in Purkinje cells.

Keywords:   dendritic spines, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Estractura delos centros nerviosos de la aves, Purkinje cells

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