Born in Vienna in 1864, Bernard Hollander was a London-based psychiatrist in the early twentieth century. He is best known for being one of the main proponents of the interest in phrenology at that time. This title originally published in 1931 looks at the different regions of the brain and their various functions in relation to intelligence. From the preface: "The records of cases collected by the author, including some of his own, point to there being at least three main regions of totally different functions…. Of these three regions, the frontal is by far the largest in man and the most important, being the region for the manifestation of the highest intellectual abilities." Back in print this is a chance to read all about the study of the brain, mind and external signs of intelligence from the early twentieth century.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. The Results of Experimental Physiology 3. Histological Theories 4. The Neglect of Systematic Clinical Observation 5. Is Size or Weight of Brain a Measure of Intelligence? 6. Sensory Disturbances, Depression, and Anxiety in Lesions of the Parietal Lobes 7. Irascibility in Lesions of the Lower Part of the Temporal Lobes 8. The Relation Between the Intellect and the Brain 9. The Frontal Brain and the Intellectual Processes of Perception, Remembrance, and Reasoning 10. The Frontal Lobes and Special Abilities 11. Lesions of the Frontal Lobes Followed by Exaltation and Moral Degeneration 12. Cranio-Cerebral Relations 13. The External Signs of Intelligence. Postscript. Index.