Mapping speech

1861 Mapping speech

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Paul Broca anatomy Mapping speech

Mapping speech

Speech speach

Cerebral localizations


“Listen please to understand what I mean.”

I am as scornful of Broca’s cerebral localizations as I am of prefrontal lobotomy, anthropometry and craniometry used to diagnose intelligence or criminal tendencies, and phrenology, even though we take these as the first primitive uses of the discovery of the brain’s many roles, and I take it as a metaphor for the all-too-human ability to deceive oneself and others, of which I am as capable as any other person.

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