Vernon Mountcastle, ‘father of neuroscience’ and longtime member of Johns Hopkins faculty, dies at 96

vernon_mountcastleLongtime JHU faculty member, ‘father of neuroscience’ made breakthrough discovery that revolutionized our understanding of how the brain is built. He discovered and characterized the columnar organization of the cerebral cortex in the 1950’s, which radically transformed our understanding of sensory cortical organization. Full story from JHU is here.