Willis, 1664 (drawn by Christopher Wren) image from Clark and Dewhust's Illustrated history of brain function (2nd edition, 1996 is on short loan at BBK at 612.82Cla)
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Willis identified the basal ganglia as the "sensus communis", white matter between the basal ganglia and the cortex with "imagination" and cerebral cortex with "memory". This was a significant advance over identifying cognitive functions with the ventricles.
He also distinguished between the control of voluntary actions by the cerebrum and vital reflexes and involuntary action by the cerebellum