mana in heart or head?

Allen W Thrasher athr at LOC.GOV
Wed Apr 8 21:54:14 UTC 2009

Dominik said:

"Finally, discourse on the brain in ancient Indian texts, including medical texts, is extremely limited. It's function was certainly *not* known, and it was viewed as some sort of fatty tissue (vasā(-chaṭā))."

How do they deal with the fact that blows to the head can affect mental functionings, or even permanently damage them?


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