Brain Byte

Fridtjof Nansen

  • Published7 Jan 2021
  • Author Calli McMurray
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

While best remembered for his achievements in arctic exploration and diplomacy, Fridtjof Nansen began his career in neuroscience.

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