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Diagram of the Brain - 1300

Diagram of the Brain - 1300 Medieval Times Social Studies World History Visual Arts

In the 12th century, scholars did not really understand the different anatomical parts of the human brain.  Avicenna, a Persian philosopher/physician who lived in the early 11th century, believed that the human brain had five ventricles:

  • Common sense
  • Imagination
  • Judgment
  • Image creation
  • Memory

Those components are reflected in this Cambridge University diagram of the brain, circa 1300.


Media Credits

Image, described above, online via University Library at Cambridge University.

 

 

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