Part of the SWC Foundations in Neuroscience Lecture:

Today’s neuroscientific discoveries are built on a foundation of research spanning hundreds of years and numerous scientific disciplines. With this rich history in mind the SWC is proud to introduce an annual “Foundations in Neuroscience” lecture. The aim of this lecture is to have world leading scholars in the history of neuroscience share their knowledge with the SWC community. 
We are delighted to announce that the inaugural Foundations in Neuroscience lecture will be given by Professor Larry Swanson of the University of Southern California. Professor Swanson is a University Professor, and Milo Don and Lucille Appleman Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California. Professor Swanson is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and former president of the Society for Neuroscience and former Secretary General of the International Brain Research Organization.
Throughout his career Professor Swanson has made fundamental discoveries related to how the wiring of the nervous system controls motivation and emotion. In addition to an outstanding research career Professor Swanson is one of the leading experts on neuroscience history and, in particular, the life of Santiago Ramón y Cajal. He has written five books on the nervous system and translated, with his wife Neely Swanson, three books by Cajal. This Foundations in Neuroscience Lecture will cover the historical quest to understand the basic plan of nervous system structure-function organization.