The Sea Horse and the Cockerel’s Spur
The modern geography of the brain,
deliciously antiquated –
There are mysterious regions bearing names
of otherwise-forgotten discoverers
such as the tract of Goll,
the fields of Forel, Monro’s holes and
the radiations of Zuckerlandl.
Others seem inexplicable
starkly functional (the bridge)
or ludicrously florid
(nucleus motorius dissipatus formationis reticularis).
Some are just plain defeatist
(substantia innominata or
– the known world encircled by terra incognita.
(David Bainbridge, New Scientist Vol. 197, No. 2,640)