In 1893 Eugenio Tanzi formulated his hypotheses on the relationship between neural mechanisms and cognition, in particular on the neural basis of learning. His paper was mentioned by some authors, but the contents have never been credited their full importance. A synopsis of Tanzi's ideas is given, especially his "minimal interneuronic distance" hypothesis, and they are discussed in relation to modern psychobiology and connectionism.

Brain and Cognition
Department of Neuroscience

D'Angiulli, A, & Dalenoort, G.J. (Gerhard J.). (1996). T-22. Tanzi's contribution to modern neuroscience. Brain and Cognition, 32(2), 252–254.