cerebri anatome

in 1664, thomas willis published a book titled cerebri anatome.

this is commonly translated as ‘anatomy of the brain & nerves’. 

this text was considered groundbreaking at the time, as he attempted to correlate brain anatomy with mental function. one passage stood out:

“within the womb of the brain, all the conceptions, ideas, forces and powers whatsoever – both of the rational and sensitive soul  – are formed.”

read more on thomas willis and cerebri anatome here


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