A history of cerebral localization

P Benjamin Kerr, Anthony J Caputy, Norman H Horwitz
Neurosurgical Focus 2005 April 15, 18 (4): e1
The brain has been known to be the center of voluntary movement, sensation, and intelligence for centuries. Nevertheless, it was not until the latter third of the 19th century that the functions of its different areas were discovered. It was the labor of several key men that made possible the accurate localization and, furthermore, the resection of brain neoplasms.

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