Recollections of James Papez and Comments on the Evolution of the Limbic System Concept

  • Paul I. Yakovlev


Although we now recognise it as an important landmark in the history of Neuroscience, it is clear in retrospect that Papez’s paper “A Proposed Mechanism of Emotion”* aroused little interest in the neuroscience community for a full decade after its publication in 1937, and in fact, remained largely unnoticed until after Papez’s death in 1958.


Mutual Reticence AtLantic City Important Landmark Neuroscience Community Limbic Lobe 
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  1. Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry 58: 725–743 (1937).Google Scholar
  2. Psychosomatic Medicine 11: 338–353 (1949).Google Scholar

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