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The Localization of Function in the Brain. [Abstract]

@inproceedings{FerrierTheLO,
  title={The Localization of Function in the Brain. [Abstract]},
  author={David Ferrier}
}
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  • E. Huber
  • Psychology
    The Quarterly Review of Biology
  • 1934
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The discussion of the motor cortex, as defined in this paper, does not include those stimulable areas of the frontal and occipital regions which give rise to ocular movements; these centers differ histologically from the immediate precentral motor area and hence fall into a separate category.