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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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Charles Sherrington. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.famousscientists.org/charles-sherrington/

The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. (2020, February 29). Sir Charles Scott Sherrington. Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/biography/Charles-Scott-Sherrington

Burke, R. E. (2006).Sir Charles Sherrington’s The integrative action of the nervous system: a centenary appreciation. Brain, 130(4), 887–894. https://doi.org/10.1093/brain/awm022