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October 1965

Cerebral Localization and Organization.

Arch Neurol. 1965;13(4):451. doi:10.1001/archneur.1965.00470040117026

This volume contains nine chapters on problems of cerebral localization and organization. It represents the proceedings of a symposium sponsored by the World Federation of Neurology and held at Lisbon, Portugal in October 1960.

"Localization in the Cerebral Cortex From the Anatomical Point of View" by Adolf Hopf of the Vogts' Institute is an attempt at reviving the classical concepts of cytoarchitecture and myeloarchitecture.

C. N. Woolsey reviews the results of evoked potential and electrical stimulation studies. No clear pointto-point projections are found. Sensory and motor mechanisms overlap largely. A possible exception is the retino-cortical projectin system.

Cortical interrelations are discussed by Bremer in terms of "horizontal" and "vertical" schemes. Experimental data do not favor psychophysiological significance of the ascending reticular formation. He feels that classical neuro- and electrophysiological concepts are inadequate for the ambitious task of explaining the integration of unified behavior by an analysis of decoding sensory messages

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