About The Harvard Brain Tour

The Harvard Brain Tour

Launched in October, 2016, in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the world’s first Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School, this Brain Tour was produced by the Harvard Brain Science Initiative (HBI) with the collaboration of the Harvard Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments (CHSI). Harvard has a proud history in elucidating humankind’s understanding of the brain. This virtual gallery provides a selection of artifacts and anecdotes that trace the history of brain discovery with links to the state of the art today.

Special Thanks to:

Jean-François Gauvin, PhD, Director of Administration, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments (CHSI); Lecturer, History of Science, 
Harvard University

Dominic Hall, Curator, Countway Library Center for the History of Medicine

Production Team

Project Manager: Dana Edelman, Harvard Brain Science Initiative (HBI)

Science Advisor: Soha Ashrafi, PhD, Program Manager, Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

Student Intern: Deniz Cataltepe, Harvard ’17

Graphic and Web Design:  Michael Persons, Gill Fishman Associates, Cambridge, MA

This site is a work in progress, and will continue to grow.  We welcome suggestions for additional subject matter.
Please contact us with your suggestions.