In Focus

November 2017


Fearful Asymmetry Book Launched

Paul Broca made the most significant discovery in nineteenth-century human biology when he found that speech resides within the left frontal lobe of the human brain. In Fearful Asymmetry, Dr. Richard Leblanc recounts the story of this hard-won scientific discovery based on a new reading and translation of original records by Broca, Jean-Baptiste Bouillaud, and Gustave Dax. Making many of the debates about localization available for the first time in English, Fearful Asymmetry provides a detailed account of one critical scientific success and the long history behind it.

Purchase Fearful Asymmetry on Amazon Canada or through McGill-Queen’s University Press.


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