Jackson's principle

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The notion that deterioration of psychological functions through mental disorders or neurological impairments retraces in reverse the order of evolutionary development, so that the most recently evolved are the first to be lost. Also called Jackson's law. Compare Ribot's law. [Formulated by the English neurologist J(ohn) Hughlings Jackson (1835–1911)]

Subjects: Psychology.

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