According to this view there can of course, to some extent, be a localisation in the central nerve-system but no isolation. This view will also I think possibly be able to explain the fact that other parts of the brain can take up the function of lost parts (Nansen, 1887: 167).
— Nansen, F. (1887). The structure and combination of the histological elements of the central nervous system. Bergen: Bergen Museum Aarsberetning for 1886, 27-241.