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Ramon y Cajal on the Love of science

In a book Advice for a Young Investigator Cajal wrote: “As with the lover who discovers new perfections every day in the woman he adores, he who studies an object with an endless sense of pleasure finally discerns interesting details and unusual properties…. It is not without reason that all great observers are skillful at drawing.”

–In Nerve Endings: The Discovery of the Synapse by Richard Rapport, a biography of Santiago Ramon y Cajal (1852-1934), pioneering neural anatomist. Quoted by frequent MathGroup (Mathematica) participant, David Park.

September 29, 2010 - Posted by | History of Science, Neuroscience | , ,

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