February 9, 2013 archive

What Modern Technology Tells Us About Two Famous 19th-Century Brains

Maria Konnikova has posted a fascinating account of how recent brain scans of two preserved brains (one from 1861) has expanded our understanding of Broca’s aphasia. Along the way, she tells the story of the origins of what is today called cognitive neuroscience. In 2007, a team of researchers led by Nina Dronkers, at the …

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