Brain Byte

Charles Scott Sherrington

  • Published17 Jun 2020
  • Author Calli McMurray
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

English physiologist Sir Charles Scott Sherrington studied how the parts of the nervous system work together. He also coined the terms “neuron” and “synapse.”

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