Born in Treviglio, Verga became clinical professor of psychiatry at the Ospedale Maggiore in Milan. In 1864, with Serafino Biffi (1822-1899), he founded the Archivio Italiano per le malattie nervose e più particolarmente per le alienazioni mentali (Italian Archives for Nervous Disease and Mental Illness).
In 1851 he described a posterior extension of the cavum septi pellucidi, an anomaly that is found in a small percentage of human brains. It was later named the "cavum Vergae" (Verga's ventricle), or the "sixth ventricle". This name is considered a misnomer because Verga's ventricle doesn't contain cerebrospinal fluid nor is it lined by ependyma.
Verga is buried in Milan, at the city's Monumental Cemetery.
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