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Redrawing Santiago Ramón y Cajal: Q&A with Dawn Hunter

The painter and visual arts professor spent hours recreating Ramón y Cajal’s art and poring over his sketchbooks and self-portraits in the National Archives of Spain, uncovering unappreciated aspects of his techniques and influences.

By Rebecca Horne
4 June 2024 | 7 min read
Illustration of an open journal featuring lines of text and small illustrations of eyes and mouths.

FOXP1 and FOXP2 genes; school absences; Parkinson’s disease

Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 3 June.

By Jill Adams
4 June 2024 | 2 min read
Illustrated portrait of Eve Marder

Eve Marder, neural circuits and being heard

The National Medal of Science winner explains why she built her career around the crustacean and what it was like attending high school in a Hudson River town.

By Brady Huggett
1 June 2024 | 1 min read