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      Sherrington, reflex-arc, synapse, spinal cord.

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      Twentieth century bore witness to remarkable scientists whohave advanced our understanding of the brain. Among them,Sir Charles Scott Sherrington’s ideas about the way in whichthe central nervous system operates has continuing relevanceeven today. He received honorary doctorates from twentytwouniversities and was honoured with the Nobel Prize inPhysiology or Medicine in the year 1932 along with LordEdgar Adrian for their work on the functions of neurons. Hedeveloped our modern notion of the reflex as a model for howthe periphery and spinal cord connect sensation and action.

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