Flyer: Torsten Wiesel, Elio Raviola and Cori Bargmann.

Visions of the Brain – A tribute to Torsten Wiesel

On December 2nd 2013 the Young Academy of Sweden arranged the neuroscience
symposium “Visions of the Brain” in honor of the Nobel Laureate and Scientic Patron of the Young Academy of Sweden.

Program book Visions of the brain

Guest of honor: Torsten Wiesel, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 1981 and
Scientific Patron of the Young Academy of Sweden

Keynote speakers:
Cori Bargmann, Investigator, HHMI, Torsten N. Wiesel Professor, Rockefeller University, New York
Elio Raviola, Bullard Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard University, Boston

Members of the fellow young academies of Germany, Israel and the Netherlands also took part in the symposium.


Torsten Wiesel is an outstanding scientist, academic leader and an Honorary Member and the Scientific Patron of the Young Academy of Sweden. The symposium coincided with the 50th anniversary of Torsten Wiesel’s and David Hubel’s studies, demonstrating the plasticity of circuits in the cerebral cortex, acknowledged by the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1981.

Young Academy of Sweden
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SE-104 05 Stockholm

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