This exhibit, located near the North Entrance of the Neuroscience Building 35 on the NIH Campus, features the original illustrations of the "Grandfather of Neuroscience", famed scientist/artist Santiago Ramón y Cajal.
In addition to seven rotating original Cajal illustrations, the exhibit also features tangible 3d printed models which help offer perspective to visually impaired users.
Santiago Ramón y Cajal (Spanish: [sanˈtjaɣo raˈmon i kaˈxal]; 1 May 1852 – 17 October 1934) was a Spanish neuroscientist and pathologist, specializing in neuroanatomy, particularly the histology of the central nervous system. He and Camillo Golgi received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1906, with Ramón y Cajal thereby becoming the first person of Spanish origin who won a scientific Nobel Prize. His original investigations of the microscopic structure of the brain made him a pioneer of modern neuroscience. Hundreds of his drawings illustrating the delicate arborizations of brain cells are still in use for educational and training purposes.