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About the Blog

Brain-Based is a student run neuroscience blog. Brain-Based aims to transform some of the latest neuroscience research into digestible articles for the general public. Brain-Based articles are reformulations of studies from pioneers in the field within peer-reviewed scientific journals. Each article has its original source cited.

We are also welcoming guest bloggers, so if you are interested in writing for us please get in touch!

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About our Logo

Our logo was inspired by Santiago Ramón y Cajal, a Spanish neuroscientist, who created freehand drawings of what he saw through his microscope. Often referred to as the ‘Father of Neuroscience’, Ramón y Cajal was the first to realise that the nervous system was made up of “individual cellular elements”, now known as neurons. He also defined the ‘Law of dynamic polarization’, stating that nerve cells are polarized. 

The design in our logo is inspired by Ramón y Cajal’s drawing entitled: ‘The pyramidal neuron of the cerebral cortex’, created in 1904. Our logo was created by Sebastian van der Ree, a Natural Sciences undergraduate student at University College London.