2006 | Spain | Documentary

Las Mariposas del Alma (Butterflies of the Soul)

  • Spanish English 60 mins
  • Director | Ana Martínez
  • Producer | RTVE, Cajal Institute

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Nobody would have guessed that Santiago, curious and creative born born in a small village near Navarra en Aragon would become the father of neuroscience and the first Nobel laureate in Spain in 1906. This journey through brings us into the life of this scientist who was also an artist, philosopher, photographer, writer. This documentary came out for Ramón y Cajal's 100th anniversary of his Nobel Prize and merges archival footage with with animations and interviews to merge the past, present and future of the impact of his discoveries.

Travel through time to the world of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience, who was equally passionate about dissecting and mapping through eyes and brains as he was about painting and photography. This film was produced by Spanish TV RTVE and the screening is possible with the permission of the Cajal Institute that is responsible of the Cajal legacy.

history neuroscience Santiago Ramón y Cajal photography lab microscope neuron synapse hypnosis dendrite neuroplasticity vision eye memory