Cerebral localization

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(Physiol.) the localization of the control of special functions, as of sight or of the various movements of the body, in special regions of the brain.

See also: Localization

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Aubertin would concede that the hypothesis of cerebral localization was false if anyone there could show him one case of speech loss without a lesion in the frontal lobe of the brain.
The 19th century French surgeon Pierre Paul Broca left an indelible mark in medicine with his observations on aphasia, language dominance, and cerebral localization.