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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast


May 2, 2019

Although he may never have attended university, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was a true scholar of the Renaissance. His contributions to civil and mechanical engineering, the creative arts, and natural philosophy are nothing short of extraordinary. Less well popularized--although of equal importance--were his accomplishments in the field of anatomy. This week on the BrainWaves Podcast, we delve into his discoveries, his methodology, his handedness, and the message he has left us with.

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Produced by James E. Siegler. Music courtesy of Sergey Chereminisov, Peter Rudenko, Fatal Injection, Andrew Sacco, Alavedra Montserrat, William McColl, and Joseph Levine. Sound effects by Mike Koenig, Mark DiAngelo, and Daniel Simion. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision making. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @brainwavesaudio for the latest updates to the podcast.

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