12th Annual Meeting of the

International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN)

Los Angeles, California, USA

Tuesday, 19 June - Saturday, 23 June 2007

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The 12th annual meeting of the International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN) will be held Tuesday through Saturday, 19-23 June 2007 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and nearby venues. The ISHN encourages contributions about all of the history of all of the neurosciences, including basic and clinical specialties, ancient and non-Western topics, technical advances, and broad social and cultural aspects.

The structure of the ISHN meeting will be platform and poster papers as well as thematic symposia, refereed by the Program Committee. Platform papers are normally about 20 minutes in duration followed by 10 minutes for discussion. Poster papers will be displayed on a poster board whose size is yet to be determined. The Program will includes invited papers.

All platform paper and poster sessions are open without charge to interested scholars in the community. Social programs and workshops are open to paying registrants and some invited guests.

The annual meeting will run from the evening of Tuesday, June 19 through the afternoon of Saturday, June 23, so attendees may wish to arrive on Tuesday morning (June 19) or Monday evening (June 18).

The opening day of the program (June 19) includes two pre-conference workshops: the morning tutorial will explain how to use the National Library of Medicine's resources (PubMed, IndexCat, etc.) to do history of neuroscience research, and the afternoon workshop will focus on using and conducting Oral History Interviews. The day concludes with an Opening Reception (buffet dinner) and exhibition at the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library.


The original "Hollywood" sign in the 1920s

Updates about the meeting will be posted on this website and on HISTNEUR-L, the History of Neuroscience Internet Forum (an e-mail based listserv).

TUESDAY, June 19

Today's sessions will be held in the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library.    [map]    [directions]

10:00 am - 12:00 noon National Library of Medicine (NLM) Electronic Resources Hands-On Workshop

Stephen Greenberg   (Coordinator of Public Services, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine)

[This workshop is available to paid registrants of the annual meeting and invited guests only; seating is limited]

2:00 - 4:00 pm Oral History Workshop

What are oral history interviews, how they may be used as historical evidence and how to do them.

Marcia L. Meldrum (UCLA)
Nathaniel Comfort (Johns Hopkins University)
Frank Stahnisch (McGill University)

[This workshop is available to paid registrants of the annual meeting and invited guests only; seating is limited]

6:00 - 9:00 pm Opening Reception & Exhibits

Rare Book Room, History and Special Collections Division, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
12-077 Center for the Health Sciences (1st floor, corridor 2, East side of the CHS complex) map
  • Registration
  • Welcome by Russell A. Johnson (ISHN President), Judy Consales (Associate University Librarian for Sciences and Director, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library), and Kathy Donahue (Head, History & Special Collections, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
  • Wine, beer, soft drinks, and light dinner buffet
  • Rare Book and Manuscript Exhibit of items from the collections, including the Horace Winchell "Tid" Magoun Papers; the William H. Sweet, M.D., D.Sc. Collection of Papers, Books, Surgical Instruments, Stereotactic Devices, and Memorabilia; the John C. Liebeskind History of Pain Collection; the Neuroscience History Archives; and the Ralph R. and Patricia N. Sonnenschein Collection of Medals
This also is the headquarters office for the meeting, where attendees may get information, pass along messages, and check e-mail on the public computer workstations and on their laptops (with WiFi).


Today's sessions will be held in the Humanities Conference Room, 314 Royce Hall.    [map]

8:00 - 8:45 am Registration and Coffee/Tea
8.45 - 9:00 am Greetings from the ISHN and the UCLA Community
Russell A. Johnson
ISHN President

Joel T. Braslow
Director, UCLA Neuroscience History Archives; and Frances M. O'Malley Administrative Chair in Neuroscience History

Christopher J. Evans
Director, UCLA Brain Research Institute; and Stefan Hatos Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences

SESSION I.  Instrumentation and Laboratory Sciences

Co-chairs:  Michael Patterson (Nova University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) and David Millett (UCLA, Los Angeles, California)

9:00 - 10:00 am Invited Lecture

Darwin Stapleton  (Executive Director, The Rockefeller Archive Center)
Aspects of the history of instrumentation in the neurosciences at Rockefeller University: Nobelists Herbert Gasser and H. Keffer Hartline.   [Abstract]

[This lecture is made possible by generous support from David Kopf Instruments]

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:00 Duane E. Haines (The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi)
Wendell J.S. Krieg (1906-1997) and his concepts of "electroneuroprosthesis" in 1949. [Abstract]
11:00 - 11:30 Edward J. Fine (Department of Veterans' Affairs Medical Center, Buffalo, New York), Linda A. Lohr (State University of New York, Buffalo) and Agnes Supala (State University of New York, Buffalo)
A signal achievement: Charles D. Dawson's signal averaging technique and the discovery of brainstem evoked responses. [Abstract]
11:30 - 12:00 Lorenzo Lorusso ("M. Mellini" Hospital, Chiari, Italy), Berti G. Bock (University of Milan, Italy), A.F. Franchini (Milan, Italy) and A. Porro (University of Brescia, Italy)
Raverdino and Meyer-Schwickerath's photocoagulators: cinematography apparatus for neuro-ophthalmology diseases. [Abstract]
12:00 - 12:30 Robert G. Frank, Jr. (UCLA, Los Angeles, California)
Hodgkin-Huxley and the ionic theory of nerve action. [Abstract]
12:30 - 2:00 pm Lunch (on your own)

Journal of the History of the Neurosciences Editorial Board lunch meeting Sierra Room, UCLA Faculty Center
(Board members only)

SESSION II.  Natural History

Chair:  John Keesey (UCLA, Los Angeles, California)

2:00 - 2:30 pm Stanley Finger (Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri)
Edward Bancroft and the "torporific" eels of Surinam. [Abstract]

SESSION III.  Neurology

Chair:  George K. York (Kaiser Permanente Stockton Medical Center and Såa Institute, Fiddletown, California)

2:30 - 3:00 John Keesey (UCLA, Los Angeles, California) and Johan Aarli (University of Bergen, Norway)
Something in the blood? A history of the autoimmune hypothesis regarding myasthenia gravis. [Abstract]
3:00 - 3:30 Bijal K. Mehta (State University of New York, Buffalo) and Edward J. Fine (Department of Veterans' Affairs Medical Center, Buffalo, New York)
A history of mesial temporal sclerosis and its treatment. [Abstract]
3:30 - 4:00 Coffee Break

SESSION IV.  Neurocinematography

Chair:  Joel A. Vilensky (Indiana University School of Medicine, Ft. Wayne)

4:00 - 4:30 Axel Karenberg (University of Cologne, Germany)
The portrayal of multiple sclerosis in historical and contemporary motion pictures (1941-2006). [Abstract]
4:30 - 5:00 Lorenzo Lorusso ("M. Mellini" Hospital, Chiari, Italy), Nicholas J. Wade (University of Dundee, Scotland) and Sherry Ginn (Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Concord, North Carolina)
Scientific pre-history of cinema: neuroscientists and "optical toys". [Abstract]
5:00 - 5:30 Kenneth Ögren (Umeå University, Sweden)
The “Societas Medica Scandinavica” film archive: the use of old films as a possibility for research and teaching. [Abstract]

Salon B, The Westwood on Wilshire Hotel, 10740 Wilshire Boulevard

8:00 - 9:30 pm Masters of Illusion (National Gallery of Art, 1991, 30 min.)
Gül Russell (Texas A&M University, College Station) will introduce and speak about the 1991 documentary film, Masters of Illusion, which brings together visual science and art in an historical context--the Renaissance discovery of perspective deriving from the punctate image. Sherry Ginn (Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Concord, North Carolina) joins her and the audience in the discussion.


Today's sessions will be held in the RPB Auditorium at the Jules Stein Eye Institute.    [map 1]   [map 2]

8:00 - 8:30 am Registration

Please bring your own beverage to consume before entering the auditorium this morning. Food and drink are not permitted in the RPB Auditorium. Coffee and pastries will be available in the foyer at the morning and afternoon breaks.

SESSION V.  History of Neuroethics (President-elect’s Lecture)

Chair:  Moshe Feinsod (The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel)

8:30 - 9:00 am Georg W. Kreutzberg (Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsried, Germany)
Trust, honesty and fraud in science. [Abstract]

SYMPOSIUM.  Encephalitis Lethargica

Facilitator:  Paul Foley

9:00 - 11:15 Tina Brown (Husson College, Bangor, Maine)
Defining a disease under pressure: medicine responds to the 1918-1928 encephalitis lethargica outbreak. [Abstract]

Joel A. Vilensky (Indiana University School of Medicine, Ft. Wayne), Sherman McCall (Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C.) and Sid Gilman (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Encephalitis lethargica and influenza: was there a relationship? [Abstract]

Paul Foley (Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Sydney, NSW, Australia)
Pandemic influenza 1918 and encephalitis lethargica: one, two or more culprits? [Abstract]
11:15 - 11:45 Coffee Break


Chair:  Ynez V. O'Neill (UCLA, Los Angeles, California)

11:45 - 12:30 Larry Swanson (University of Southern California, Los Angeles)
Renaissance brain illustration: the first realistic views (Strasbourg, 1517). [Abstract]

12:30 - 2:00 Lunch (on your own)

ISHN Board of Directors
lunch meeting Rare Book Room, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
(Board members only)

SESSION VI.  Structures

Chair:  Duane E. Haines (University of Mississippi, Jackson)

2.00 - 2.30 pm Gül A. Russell (Texas A&M University, College Station)
The origins of neuroanatomical projection: not Descartes but Ibn al-Haytham. [Abstract]
2:30 - 3:00 Catherine E. Storey (Royal North Shore Hospital, St. Leonards, NSW, Australia)
Researches into the vascular supply of the central nervous system: an Australian contribution. [Abstract]
3:00 - 3:30 C.U.M. Smith (Aston University, Birmingham, UK)
“Elementary units of cortical activity”: the rise and fall of the cortical column. [Abstract]
3:30 - 4:00 Coffee Break

SESSION VII.  German Neuroscience / Germans and the Neurosciences

Chair:  Axel Karenberg (University of Cologne, Germany) and Georg W. Kreutzberg (Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsried, Germany)

4:00 - 4:30 pm Bernd Holdorff (Berlin, Germany)
A chapter on Oskar and Cécile Vogt’s relation to neurology and its societies in Germany. [Abstract]
4:30 - 5:00 Christian Baumann (Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany)
Wilbrand’s ideas of the visual cortex. [Abstract]
5:00 - 5:30 Frank W. Stahnisch (McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
The Goldstein group: a case study from emigration-induced scientific change in 20th century neuroscience. [Abstract]
6:30 - 9:30 Festive Dinner
Sequoia Room, UCLA Faculty Center

Champagne/Orange Juice Reception
ISHN Annual Banquet
Awards and Prizes Presentation

FRIDAY, June 22

This morning’s session will be held in the Humanities Conference Room, 314 Royce Hall.   [map]

8:15 - 8:30 am Registration
Please bring your own beverage this morning, because we must clean up, close the room and depart on the bus immediately following the paper session.

SESSION VIII.  Sources (Books and Brains)

Chairs:  Peter Koehler (Atrium Medical Centre, Heerlen, The Netherlands) and Anne Stiles (Washington State University, Pullman)

8:30 - 9:00 am Lawrence Kruger (UCLA, Los Angeles, California)
The Encyclopedia Britannica and the 'neuroscientist' encylopedists, Thomas Young and Peter Mark Roget. [Abstract]
9:00 - 9:30 Stephen Casper (University College London, UK; and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis)
How to get thrown out of The Founders of Neurology. [Abstract]
9:30 - 10:00 Laura Otis (Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia)
Why you shouldn't let your students write your obituary: the case of Johannes Müller. [Abstract]
10:00 - 10:30 Alla A. Vein (Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands)
Founders of Russian neurology and psychiatry and their brains. [Abstract]

11:00 Bus to The Huntington

San Marino, California (adjacent to Pasadena)
[Program for paid registrants and invited guests only; this program is made possible by generous support from B & L Rootenberg Rare Books and The Huntington Library]

12:00 - 2:00 pm Buffet Lunch
Patio overlooking the Palm and Desert/Cactus Gardens

Curator’s Overview to the Burndy Library of the History of Science and Technology
Dan Lewis, Burndy Curator

Invited Lecture
Nicholas Wade on the history of vison, optics, and the neurosciences [Abstract]
2:00 - 4:30 Explore the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
4:30/5:00 Assemble in the parking lot to take our bus back to Westwood for a Free Evening

FREE EVENING: Attendees may wish to leave the Huntington by taxicab and explore Pasadena's Old Town and environs (please notify the meeting organizers before doing this, so we do not delay our bus departure by waiting for you). We will organize some dinner excursions leaving from the hotel in Westwood, too. Other activities which may be of interest include:


Today's sessions will be held in the Humanities Conference Room, 314 Royce Hall.   [map]

8:30 - 9:00 am Registration and Coffee/Tea

SESSION IX.  Neurochemistry

Chair:  C.U.M. (Chris) Smith (Aston University, Birmingham, UK)

9:00 - 9:30 Howard I. Kushner (Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia)
Nicotine and self-medication: a historical perspective. [Abstract]

POSTER SESSION (Coffee and tea served)

Chairs:  Lawrence Kruger (UCLA, Los Angeles, California) and Marjorie Lorch (Birkbeck College, University of London, UK)

  • Posters will be on view during coffee breaks throughout the conference, beginning Wednesday morning
  • During this morning's Poster Session, poster authors will present 10 minute summaries of their work and answer questions from the audience
  • Poster display boards measure 40 inches [101 cm] height x 60 inches [152 cm] width
9:30 - 10:30 Christine Charvet (University of California, Irvine)
Edward Tyson: the journey from mind to matter. [Abstract]

Arshad M. Khan (University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California)
Measuring the energy of nervous impulses: the friendship (1911-1950) of Hill and Meyerhof and the emergence of neurochemistry. [Abstract]

Georg W. Kreutzberg (Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsried, Germany)
Brain: etymology and comparative linguistics. [Abstract]

SESSION X.  Language

Chair:  Russell A. Johnson (UCLA, Los Angeles, California)

10:30 - 11:00 Victor H. Henderson (Stanford University, Stanford, California)
Charlton Bastian and Hughlings Jackson: four language centers or none? [Abstract]
11:00 - 11:30 Marjorie Lorch and Paula Hellal (Birkbeck College, University of London, UK)
Determining the distinction between language and thought through medico-legal considerations of aphasia in the late 19th century. [Abstract]
11:30 - 1:30 pm ISHN Business Meeting (lunch included)

A boxed sandwich or buffet lunch and soft drinks will be provided for paid registrants, so that the business meeting may be conducted as a working luncheon. Lunch is available for registered "Accompanying Others" and Non-Members, too, and they may attend the business meeting but may not vote on ISHN ballots.

SESSION XI.  Trance and Hypnosis

Chair:  Frank J. Stahnisch (McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

1:30 - 2:00 Anne Stiles (Washington State University, Pullman)
Somnambulism and trance states in the work of John William Polidori, author of The Vampyre (1819). [Abstract]
2:00 - 2:30 César Campos-Farfan (Mexican Psychiatry Association, Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico) and Rubén Bucio (Psychiatric Hospital at Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico)
"Induced nervous sleep or experimental hypnotism": an unpublished text from Dr. Manuel Martinez Solórzano (Mexico, 1889). [Abstract]

SESSION XII.  Moscow Colloquium

Chair:  Alla A. Vein (Leiden University, The Netherlands)

2:30 - 3:00 Boleslav L. Lichterman (Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow)
“Mos Angeles": the impact of the Moscow Colloquium on Electroencephalography of Higher Nervous System Activity (1958) on international brain research. [Abstract]
3:00-4:00 Adjournment and Closing Reception (A Toast to Berlin 2008)

Please note that program content, times, and locations are subject to change.


The ISHN gratefully acknowledges the generous financial support of the following contributors:
B & L Rootenberg Rare Books
Brain Research Institute, UCLA
David Kopf Instruments
USC Neuroscience, University of Southern California
Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, UCLA
Neuroscience History Archives, UCLA


Russell Johnson (Los Angeles, California, USA), Chair
Moshe Feinsod (Haifa, Israel)
Paul Foley (Randwick, NSW, Australia)
Robert G. Frank, Jr. (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Peter Koehler (Heerlen, The Netherlands)
Georg W. Kreutzberg (Martinsried, Germany)
Marjorie Lorch (London, England, UK)
Ynez V. O'Neill (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Gül Russell (College Station, Texas, USA)
Frank W. Stahnisch (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)


Russell Johnson
Joel Braslow
Robert G. Frank, Jr.
Laurie Swan


Sherry Ginn is coordinating this year's Silent Auction; she requests that attendees bring or send items (mail to Russell Johnson at UCLA) to donate and, of course, save space in their suitcases to take something home. In a Silent Auction, items are displayed on tables for several days; a participant writes her or his name and bid on a list of bids attached to an interesting item. Other attendees will see your bid and may outbid you, so you may want to bid again before the auction closes. At the end of the auction, the highest bidder for an item pays for it and takes it home. Antiquarian books and autographed copies of new publications by ISHN members are typical auction items. Please contact Sherry Ginn (ginns AT to inquire before donating non-book items. This year's Silent Auction begins at the Opening Reception and concludes before the Banquet. Proceeds benefit the ISHN fund which issues student travel grants to participate in the annual meeting.

Some editions of The Waking Brain by Horace W. "Tid" Magoun (1907-1991)
History and Special Collections, UCLA Biomedical Library

The ISHN encourages all presenters to submit completed papers to the society's official publication, the Journal of the History of the Neurosciences: Basic and Clinical Perspectives.

We especially urge members to recommend the journal to their institutions' libraries, as the core English-language journal of the history of the neurosciences. Institutional subscriptions include both print and online editions.

Meeting Information

Gonda (Goldschmied) Neuroscience and Genetics Research Center
UCLA Capital Programs

VENUE:  The chief venue for Papers and Posters will be lecture halls and other rooms of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

LANGUAGE:  The official language of the ISHN conference is English.


A block of rooms has been reserved at
The Westwood on Wilshire Hotel (, formerly the DoubleTree. To receive the $159/night (plus tax) rate for single or double occupancy ($10 for a third occupant), attendees should contact the hotel directly and request the "International Society for the History of the Neurosciences" rate. This rate is available for Monday June 18 through Sunday morning June 24 (i.e., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings):
1-800-472-8556 toll-free telephone reservations
1-310-475-8711 telephone
1-310-475-5220 fax

Hotel rooms must be reserved before June 4 to receive the ISHN conference rate. Rooms requested on or after that date might not be available, or might not be available at the ISHN rate.

We regret that dormitory rooms at UCLA will not be available.


The ISHN Full Member Registration fee is US$100. All registration categories include the use of conference facilities, coffee breaks, bus transportation, lunch at the Business Meeting, and social events. Non-Member Registration will be is US$125; non-member registrants are invited to attend the Business Meeting but may not vote. Student Registration and Accompanying Person Registration fees will be US$50.

The fee for the Annual Banquet at the UCLA Faculty Center will be an additional US$30.

Lectures, papers, and poster sessions will be freely open to the public, to encourage attendance by other historians as well as neuroscience researchers and clinicians. Registration will be required for attendance at the social events. We are able to keep the registration fees low because of generous financial support from the Neuroscience History Archives, the UCLA Brain Research Institute, the University of Southern California (USC) Department of Neuroscience, and the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library.

In order for the organizers to arrange for adequate seating and refreshments at social events, and transportation to special events, registration fees will be due on or before June 1. Registration fees received after that time or at the door -- without prior notification to Russell Johnson (ISHN President) and confirmation by him -- will not guarantee seating at the social programs.

Complete and return this REGISTRATION FORM

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS may be addressed to:

Russell A. Johnson
History & Special Collections Division
Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
Los Angeles, California 90095-1798 USA

+1-310-825-6940   phone
+1-310-825-0465   fax [include a Cover Sheet directed to Russell Johnson]


Patent Medicine Victorian Trade Card Collection
History and Special Collections, UCLA Biomedical Library

TRANSPORTATION:  Los Angeles International Airport ("LAX") is a major international hub, with non-stop flights from many cities in North & South America, Europe and Asia. When you leave the baggage area at LAX, be sure to have your baggage claim checks ready; attendants at the doors will match these to the barcoded paper tags on your luggage.

Getting to UCLA/Westwood from LAX: Refer to LAX's Ground Transport website.

  • Taxicab (ca. $40): Taxis can be found curbside at the Yellow "Taxi" signs on the lower (Arrivals) level of the airport. In addition to the $40 LAX-Westwood fare, there is small "airport origination" fee (around $2.50) which does not show up on the meter. You will be given a sheet of paper indicating and explaining this fee. You do not pay this fee when you return to the airport. When you return, your taxi will take you to the upper (Departures) level.

  • Shuttles (ca. $30): "Shared Ride Vans" pick up passengers at the Orange signs on the lower level. When you claim your baggage, place a call from a nearby telephone to contact either SuperShuttle or Prime Time Shuttle. Look at their websites to see about making a reservation ahead of time(you will still need to call from the airport too, when you arrive; but if it is busy, you should have a shorter wait).

  • Public Transportation ($2.00): Wait under the Blue "LAX Shuttle Airline Connection" sign on the lower level of the airport and take the "Lot C" shuttle; this will take you to the City Bus Center (next to its final stop, the Lot C terminal, at 96th Street and Vicksburg). At the City Bus Center, look for Santa Monica ("Big Blue Bus") line #3 (75 cents) or Culver City (green) line #6 (75 cents). Ask the driver to announce when you reach the Federal Building stop in Westwood. At that stop (south side of the street, heading east), board MTA (orange-white) bus #20 and ask for "Selby Ave" for the Westwood on Wilshire Hotel (about 5 long blocks away); do not take the red "Metro Rapid" bus, because that one does not stop next to the hotel.

  • Rental Car: Parking at UCLA is $8/day. Parking kiosks may be found at Westwood Plaza, north of Charles Young Drive (for Jules Stein Eye Institute) and Hilgard/Wyton (lot 5: Royce Hall). See the UCLA Campus Map for details.

Getting to Around Westwood/UCLA: Print a copy of the UCLA campus map, which also shows neighboring Westwood Village.

  • Walking to the Biomed Library for the Opening Reception: From the Westwood on Wilshire Hotel, turn left, walk a block or two to the streetlight after the Avco movie theater; turn right and cross Wilshire, heading north/northwest on Glendon (the Hammer Museum will be on your left); at Lindbrook, do not go straight (Glendon), but "bear right" (the street 45 degrees clockwise from Glendon) and walk up Tiverton; cross LeConte at the traffic light to enter the UCLA Medical Center; stay on the righthand sidewalk, go gently uphill (with the Botanical Garden on your right, parking kiosk and Emergency entrance on your left); cross the street and enter the building at the Mattel Children's Hospital entrance or just before the roadway goes under the Dental School; enter the building, turn right, walk down the hall to the Biomed Library.

  • Taxicab or Hotel Shuttle to Biomed Library: Ask your driver to take you to the UCLA Medical Center -- the Mattel Children's Hospital entrance (just north of LeConte, on Tiverton). If your driver balks, say "just above the Emergency Room entrance, on the east side of the medical center", then point it out on your map.

    United Independent Taxi: (310) 821-1000 or (800) 411-0303
    Beverly Hills Cab Company: (310) 273-6611 or (800)273-6611
    Yellow Cab: (310) 301-0262

Where to be dropped off/picked up, Wednesday-Saturday, if you use a taxi or hotel shuttle:

  • Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: rear entrance to Royce Hall (or Ackerman Plaza bus turnaround, if you don't mind climbing a long set of steps (Janss Steps)
  • Thursday: Jules Stein Eye Institute, 760 Westwood Plaza (1 block north of LeConte Avenue)



ISHN members may be interested in planning their post-conference travels to include the IBRO (International Brain Research Organization) World Congress of Neuroscience, to be held July 12-17 in Melbourne, Australia. ISHN member Marina Bentivoglio (Verona, Italy) is IBRO's new Secretary General and ISHN member Javier de Felipe (Madrid, Spain) chairs its Committee on Neuroscience History. In addition, six ISHN members reside in Australia!

For details, see:


Giuseppe Moruzzi and H.W. Magoun, returning from the "Moscow Colloquium"
(Colloquium on Electroencephalography and Higher Nervous System Activity, 1958)
UCLA Neuroscience History Archives

ISHN 12th Annual Meeting Program and Registration

Last modified: 8 June 2007