Aristotle on the Brain

  title={Aristotle on the Brain},
  author={Charles G. Gross},
  journal={The Neuroscientist},
  pages={245 - 250}
  • C. Gross
  • Published 1 July 1995
  • Philosophy
  • The Neuroscientist
Aristotle argued that the heart was the center of sensation and movement. By contrast, his predecessors, such as Alcmaeon, and his contemporaries, such as the Hippocratic doctors, attributed these functions to the brain. This article examines Aristotle's views on brain function in the context of his time and considers their subsequent influence on the development of the brain sciences. The Neuroscientist 1:245-250,1995 

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