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History of Neuroscience

Classic Papers

SfN provides access to a sample of high impact classic papers addressing a range of neuroscience topics. To suggest a classic paper, email jn@sfn.org.

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Action Potentials

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Arousal

  • Moruzzi, G. and Magoun, H.W. (1949) Brain stem reticular formation and activation of the EEG. (6.5MB) EEG and Clin Neurophys. 1, 455-473. (pending permission to publish)
  • Yerkes, R.M. and Dodson, J.D. (1908) The relation of strength of stimulus to rapidity of habit formation. (7.8MB) The Journal of Comparative Neurology and Psychology, 18: 459-482. (pending permission to publish)

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Attention

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Electroencephalography

  • Berger, H. (1929) On the electroencephalogram of man. (English translation). In EEG and Clin Neurophys, 1969, Supplement 28, p. 37-73. (pending permission to publish)

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Emotion

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Frontal Lobe Function

  • Harlow , J.M. (1868). Recovery from the Passage of an Iron Bar through the Head. (4.7MB) Pub. Mass. Med. Soc , 2: 327-347. (pending permission to publish)
  • Jacobsen, C.F. (1935) Functions of frontal association areas in primates. (7.5MB) Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry 33, 358-369.

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Hormones

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Language

  • Wernicke, C. (1874) (English translation) The Aphasia Symptom complex: A Psychological Study on an Anatomical Basis. (20.2MB) Breslau: Cohn and Weigert. (pending permission to publish)
  • Broca, P. (1865) On the site of the faculty of articulated speech. (English translation) in Arch Neurol, 1986, 43: 1065-1072.

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Learning and Memory

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Sprouting

  • Van Harreveld, A (1945) Re-Innervation of denervated muscle fibers by adjacent functioning motor units. Amer J Physiol, 144: 477-493. (pending permission to publish)
  • Hoffman, H (1950) Local reinnervation in partially dennervated muscle; a histopathological study. Aust. J. Exp. Biol. Med. Sci., 28: 383-397. (pending permission to publish)

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Stress

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Synaptic Function

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Viewpoints and Reviews

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