"I must now further observe to you, that the Brain is also the Seat or Residence of the MIND or SOUL of the Animal.--That it is the Grand Emporium of all Intelligence, and of all Ideas and Species of external Objects presented there by the Nerves."
— Martin, Benjamin (bap. 1705, d. 1782)
See The Young Gentleman and Lady’s Philosophy, in a Continued Survey of the Works of Nature and Art; by Way of Dialogue. ... Illustrated by ... Copper-Plates. by Benjamin Martin. (London: Printed and sold by W. Owen, and by the author, 1759-63). <Link to ESTC><Link to Hathi Trust>
Earliest Publication may be in Martin's Magazine: see the General Magazine of Arts and Sciences, Philosophical, Philological, Mathematical, and Mechanical ... By Benjamin Martin. (London: Printed for W. Owen, at Homer’s Head, in Fleet-street, M DCC LV. -) <Link to ESTC><Link to ESTC>
See also Benjamin Martin. The Young Gentleman and Lady's Philosophy in a Continued Survey of the Works of Nature and Art; By Way of Dialogue. Volume III. A Survey of the Principal Subjects of the Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral Kingdoms. London: printed for W. Owen, 1782. <Link to ECCO>