“Neurosciences in-formation: a visual history of Galvanism” has been awarded a grant by the FENS History of Neuroscience Committee in the History of Neuroscience Online Projects 2016.

Edited by Marco Bresadola, with the collaboration of Mariasilvia Accardo and Leonardo Anatrini.



Bibliography (selection):

A. Books:
- M. Bresadola (with Giuliano Pancaldi) (eds.), Luigi Galvani International Workshop. Proceedings, Bologna, CIS, 1999.
- Luigi Galvani, De viribus electricitatis in motu musculari commentarius (1791), electronic edition edited by M. Bresadola, Bologna, CIS, 2000 (
- M. Bresadola, Luigi Galvani. Devozione, scienza e rivoluzione, Bologna, Editrice Compositori, 2011.
- M. Bresadola (with M. Piccolino), Shocking frogs. Galvani, Volta, and the electric origins of neuroscience, New York - Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013
B. Articles and chapters:
- M. Bresadola, Medicine and science in the life of Luigi Galvani (1737-1798), “Brain Research Bulletin”, 46 (1998), pp. 367-380.
- M. Bresadola, Exploring Galvani’s room for experiments, in M. Bresadola and G. Pancaldi (eds.), Luigi Galvani International Workshop. Proceedings, Bologna, CIS, 1999, pp. 65-82.
- M. Bresadola, Early Galvanism as technique and medical practice, in P. Bertucci and G. Pancaldi (eds.), Electric bodies. Episodes in the history of medical electricity, Bologna, CIS, 2001, pp. 157-179.
- M. Bresadola, At play with nature: Luigi Galvani’s experimental approach to muscular physiology, in F. Holmes – J. Renn – H. Rheinberger (eds.), Reworking the bench. Research notebooks in the history of science, “Archimedes”, 7 (2003), pp. 67-92.
- M. Bresadola, Animal electricity at the end of the eighteenth century: the many facets of a great scientific controversy, “Journal of the History of the Neurosciences”, 17 (2008), pp. 8-32.
- M. Bresadola, Galvani, Luigi, in Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, Chichester, John Wiley & Sons, December 2008 [DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0002801].
- M. Bresadola, Carlo Matteucci and the legacy of Luigi Galvani, “Archives Italiennes de Biologie”, 149 Suppl. (2011), pp. 3-9.