In the times of Ancient Greece, the heart was regarded with utmost importance, while the brain was looked at as indifferent. The brain was seen as useless for the afterlife, therefore it was discarded after being taken out through the nostrils, and rarely the eye socket (Finger, 1994, p. 10). However, the beginning of the 19th century presented an emergence of focus on the brain, and the concept of localization, as seen with the study of phrenology and some of the later challenges ande developments resulting from this belief system.

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