By H.W. Magoun, L. Marshall
A background of the way neural, behavioural and communicative subdisciplines coalesced in neuroscience to create a promising method of realizing the relation of brain to mind. It chronicles the growth of fashionable centres of study and the advance of leading edge equipment and ideas.
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L. M. Strong from Columbia University, and many who later became prominent in Germany. Contributions Among Edinger’s achievements was his demonstration of fibers connecting the olfactory apparatus with the cerebrum in reptiles, the first sensory projection to a higher level to be described. Through a combination of anatomical research and behavioral studies, Edinger attempted to establish an approach to the “true” psychology based on the coordination of mental faculties with the stage of development of the cerebral cortex starting with primitive species, thus reversing the usual pattern of working downward from man.
Holmes, 1870, pp. 8 Jeffries Wyman, Comparative Anatomist Brain studies at the Harvard University Medical School in Boston were the center of attention of Jeffries Wyman (1814–1874), who derived his baptismal name from the distinguished Dr. John Jeffries, with whom his father studied medicine. ” Young Jeffries Wyman was prepared for college at Phillips Exeter Academy where he followed his bent for catching and dissecting bullfrogs and manifested a skill in rapidly drawing the specimens that he so closely observed.
In 1914, the year the University of Frankfurt was founded, Edinger was appointed Professor of Neurology and his institute was made a part of the university but was supported by private funds from the Ludwig Edinger Foundation. Its annual reports listed a flood of foreign workers who came for postdoctoral training, including F. L. M. Strong from Columbia University, and many who later became prominent in Germany. Contributions Among Edinger’s achievements was his demonstration of fibers connecting the olfactory apparatus with the cerebrum in reptiles, the first sensory projection to a higher level to be described.