Vol. 11 nº 3 - Jul/Aug/Set de 2017
History Note Páginas: 301 a 303

Francisco de Castro: Localizationism, intelligence and the frontal lobe

Authors Pedro Sudbrack Oliveira1; Eliasz Engelhardt2; Marleide da Mota Gomes3


keywords: Francisco de Castro, localizationism, cortical functions, frontal lobe.

This article addresses the largely unknown legacy of Francisco de Castro regarding the neurological sciences. His essay "Psychogenic Cortical Centers", written in 1881 for his admission to the Imperial Academy of Medicine in Rio de Janeiro, is a refined appreciation of the theory of localized cortical functions that was in evidence in Europe in the second half of the nineteenth century.


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