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Rafael Lorente de No (April 8, 1902 — April 2, 1990) was an American neuroscientist who advanced our understanding of the nervous system with his seminal research.    He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences. The National Academies Press called him "one of the premier neurophysiologists in the United States".
Life and career Edit
Lorente was born in Zaragoza, Spain. He received his medical degree from the University of Madrid in 1923. He immigrated to the United States in 1931 when he accepted a position at Central Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis. In 1936 he joined the Rockefeller University also known as the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. Lorente was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1950.
Awards and Distinctions Edit
- Member of the American Physiological Society
- Member of the American Association of Anatomists
- Member of the National Academy of Sciences
- Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- Honorary degrees by the University of Uppsala, Clark University, and Rockefeller University
- He was the initial recepient of the Karl Spencer Lashley Award from the American Philosophical Society in 1959
- The Award of Merit in 1986
Notable research and discoveries Edit
- Seminal research of the structure and function of the cerebral cortex.
- Studies of the relationship between the nervous system the electrical and chemical basis of nerve functions
- Experiments that showed that nerve transmit electrical nerve impulses
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Rafael Lorente de No Dies of Cancer at 87; A Neural Researcher: April 06, 1990
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 National Academies Press:Rafael Lorente De No, By Thomas A. Woolsey
- ↑ The Journal of Comparative Neurology, Rafael Lorente de Nóa: 1902–1990, Lawrence Kruger, Thomas A. Woolsey
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