The first theory about hemispheric specialization: fresh light on an old codex.

  • G J Lokhorst
  • Published 1996 in
    Journal of the history of medicine and allied…


This paper supersedes the author’s “An ancient Greek theory of hemispheric specialization,” Clio Medica 17 (1982) 33–38. It is argued that the ancient Greek theory about functional cerebral asymmetry discussed in that article can hardly have been put forward before the third century B. C. It should therefore not be attributed to Diocles of Carystus (fourth… (More)


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