Frankish double monasteries were almost always led by an abbess, or jointly by an abbess and abbot. Many later scholars date the foundation of Nivelles between and The Vita states that in Gertrude, ""temperance of character, the sobriety of her heart and the moderation of her words she anticipated maturity. Gertrude also memorized passages and books on divine law, and she ""openly disclosed the hidden mysteries of allegory to her listeners.
Upon becoming online dating at kolkata, Gertrude ""obtained through her envoys men of good reputation, relics of saints and holy books from Rome, and from regions across the sea, experienced men for the teaching of the divine law and to practice the chants for herself and her people.
Fouracre and Gerberding assert that the men from across the sea are from Britain and Ireland and also highlight this as an example of the importance of Rome to the Franks long before Charlemagne ever had a relationship with the Pope. She welcomed foreigners, lay or religious. She especially welcomed Irish monks who, since the sixth century, travelled to evangelize. In the Additum Additamentum Nivialense de Fuilanoan addendum to the Vita Sanctae Geretrudisthere is a story about several events involving Irish monks led by Foillan that involve Gertrude and the Abbey of Nivelles.
Galen further theorized that the brain functioned by movement of animal spirits through the ventricles. InMondino de Luzzi 's Anathomia began the modern study of brain anatomy. He suggested that the pineal gland was where the mind interacted with the body after recording the brain mechanisms responsible for circulating cerebrospinal fluid.
Thomas Willis is considered a second pioneer in the study of neurology and brain science. In in Cerebri Anatome Latin: Anatomy of the brain[c] followed by Cerebral Pathology in In these he described the structure of the cerebellum, the ventricles, the cerebral hemispheres, the brainstem, and the cranial nerves, studied its blood supply; and proposed functions associated with different areas of the brain.