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ERIC Number: EJ794214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0093-934X
"Does Broca's Area Exist?:" Christofredo Jakob's 1906 Response to Pierre Marie's Holistic Stance
Tsapkini, Kyrana; Vivas, Ana B.; Triarhou, Lazaros C.
Brain and Language, v105 n3 p211-219 Jun 2008
In 1906, Pierre Marie triggered a heated controversy and an exchange of articles with Jules Dejerine over the localization of language functions in the human brain. The debate spread internationally. One of the timeliest responses, that appeared in print 1 month after Marie's paper, came from Christofredo Jakob, a Bavarian-born neuropathologist working in Buenos Aires. The present study comprises an English translation of Jakob's 1906 paper and a discussion of Jakob's ideas on the localizationist-holistic approach regarding the role of Broca's area. This issue is still at the core of scientific debate in the light of current neuropsychological and neuroimaging findings. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Language: English
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