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Neuronal form creation workshop for all the family


Cajalidades is a show and workshop that examines the figure of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience, and discovers his artistic, scientific and human heritage. A workshop on Cajal’s discoveries where we’ll learn how to create neuronal forms using natural dyes.

Santiago Ramón y Cajal shared the 1906 Nobel Prize for Medicine with Camillo Golgi, in “recognition of their work on the structure of the nervous system”. He spent most of his life looking through the microscope, and discovered the neurons in the brain and how they are connected. His father wanted him to be a doctor like him, but Santiago wanted to be an artist. Finally, in medicine he found the way to unite his two great passions: science and art, and this fusion led him to make great discoveries.

In this workshop, we’ll tell his story and discover Cajal’s love of painting; experiment with obtaining pigments from natural mixtures and elements, and create neuronal forms with the colours obtained.

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