Untold Stories: the Women Pioneers of Neuroscience in Europe
These are the stories of seven women who worked during the first half of twentieth century and made relevant contributions to many fields of the modern neuroscience.
They greatly contributed to their fields of research. Their discoveries are still relevant for neuroscience nowadays, or they represented an important early-stage development in the evolution of the scientific knowledge.
Here, we introduce the work of each scientist, presenting the results of selected studies and reporting excerpts from their original publications. We imagined traveling in time and space and arriving at their workplace that we briefly describe at the beginnig of each profile. Then, we provide an overview of the work and achievements of the scientist and we conclude with some biographical note. We hope that this will help the scientific community and the general public to get introduced to very relevant female scientists from the past, quite often overshadowed by their male counterparts.
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"The woman has been locked for centuries. When she has access to culture she is like a starving person.
And the food is much more useful to those who are hungry than those who are already full."
Rita Levi Montalcini
This same project would not have been possible without the contribution of many people that helped to recover the original documents and to realize the multimedia document presented here