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Neurological Sciences

, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp 387–391

First Online: 09 May 2012Received: 19 December 2011Accepted: 27 April 2012

Abstract

2011 marks the 80th anniversary of the death of Constantin Alexander von Economo who conducted advanced research on the cytoarchitectonics of the brain. This Austrian neurologist and the pioneer of aviation described encephalitis lethargica, discovered the spindle neurons, and postulated the existence of the sleep and wakefulness centre in the brain. What is more he realized two of the biggest dreams of humankind: conquering space and getting to know the secrets of the human brain.

KeywordsConstantin von Economo History of neurology von Economo neurons Encephalitis lethargica Brain  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Jarosław Sak - Andrzej Grzybowski

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