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The Cytoarchitectonics of the Adult Human Cortex

By Seldon, H., Lee, Dr.

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Title: The Cytoarchitectonics of the Adult Human Cortex  
Author: Seldon, H., Lee, Dr.
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Medicine, Cytoarchitectonics
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Why is this work so important? Most "modern" Anglo-Saxon authors cite Brodmann's 1909 work "Die Lokalisationslehre" for any reference to localization in the neocortex. However, during my own studies I found that sadly lacking in detail. For example, it contains only about 12 pages dedicated to the human neocortex. Von Economo and Koskinas apparently also felt this lack, as they wrote "Unfortunately, BRODMANN has given no description of the architectonics of this area, but has only listed the borders of his Areae, without one word about the cellular structure, and thus without having justified his tiling." (p. 693). Their own work is even today by far the most detailed cytoarchitectonic description of human neocortical areas, their features and their borders. The authors also include extensive discussions of all prior research on each area, revealing that the "old masters" knew very much which in the intervening decades has been forgotten and sometimes "re-discovered."

The original volume was published in 1925 and contains a wealth of information about the structure of the human cortex. Sadly, this information cannot be found in modern research because 1) the original book is extremely rare and can be found in few libraries, mostly in Europe 2) the original book is in German, which makes it inaccessible to the non-German-speaking world So, over many years I have translated the entire volume - the first time it has been available in English. Various researches of the human brain have thanked me for copies or excerpts, but the time has finally come to make this wealth of knowledge generally available.

"If we submit this book to the public after a laborious, long work of one dozen years - the work was begun by Professor V. ECONOMO in the year 1912; 1919 Dr. KOSKINAS entered into the cooperation - this does not happen with the joyful satisfaction of having created something consummate. Only an artist can possess this feeling of having created something entirely of himself. Each scientific work however - however much new it brings - rests on the groundwork of whole generations and can be tested only through the work of later generations. In a certain sense those few researchers are enviable who with increased self-esteem overlook this fact, and feel the beginning and end of all of their knowledge is a product of their own examinations. However, every scientific work is always only a part of a total, only a stone; however, sometimes a cornerstone of that wall, which constantly builds the intellectual culture in the course of civilizations to protect itself from the enmity of superstition, ignorance and primitive instincts."

Table of Contents
General part. Chapter 1. Introductory remarks. Chapter 2. General remarks on the cortex and its neurons. Chapter 3. Structure and development of the cortical lamellae. Chapter 4. Details of the composition and meaning of the lamellar cortex structure. Chapter 5. Area division of the cortex. Chapter 6. Methodology. Specific part. Description the individual areas of the cerebral cortex. Chapter 7. The frontal lobe. (Lobus frontalis) Chapter 8. Lobus limbicus superior. Chapter 9. Lobus insulae. Chapter 10. Lobus parietalis. Chapter 11. Lobus occipitalis. Chapter 12. Lobus temporalis. Chapter 13. Lobus limbicus inferior. Chapter 14. Final remarks.


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