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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Pierre Paul Broca

That's the man. And here's the article about Tan, on the superb Classic in the History of Psychology. Thanks Chris Green!

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Blogger Alessio said...

HI Mohinish! That's Alessio from his new home in Mandello (Lecco, Italy, guess). Note that Broca's is a braggart, more specifically, the first braggart in the history of neuroscience. He made the over-inference of function localisation on grounds of n=1 cases. Thirty years earlier Dax made the same inference on n=200 cases, but he was too prudent to publish it in a relevant journal.

April 03, 2007 10:15 AM  

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