The Indian brain

J. J. Keegan
1920 American Journal of Physical Anthropology  
Although the interpretation of cerebral characters has not yet furnished a certain guide to the establishment of mental differences of race, sex or individual, the knowledge of the evolution, structure and function of the cerebral cortex has advanced sufficiently in the last ten years to permit a better comparison of cerebra than was possible at the time of the great monographs of Eberstaller,2 Cunningham3 and Retzius.4 The significance of this later work of functional and histological
more » ... ion in the establishment of definite relations between areas of cortex and the fissural pattern has not been emphasized by many writers in cerebral anthropology, perhaps due to the still rather incomplete knowledge in the subject and the uncertainty of its applica-{ion. Bu't that it has proven of distinct value, furnishes the most rational interpretation of fissures and convolutions and offers the most promise in future investigations, I hope to show by a brief review 1 Keegan, J. J., A plains Indian brain.-J. Comp. Neurol., 1916, m i , 403.
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