The Relations of Mind and Brain

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Macmillan & Company, 1879 - 455 sayfa
 

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Sayfa 212 - ... the passage from the current to the needle, if not demonstrable, is thinkable, and that we entertain no doubt as to the final mechanical solution of the problem ; but the passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable. Granted that a definite thought, and a definite molecular action in the brain occur simultaneously ; we do not possess the intellectual organ, nor apparently any rudiment of the organ, which would enable us to pass by a process...
Sayfa 404 - ... observation it was found that, after being about two hours in bed, she became restless and began to mutter to herself ; she then uttered sounds precisely resembling the tuning of a violin, and at length, after some prelude, dashed off into elaborate pieces of music, 1 Cfonfetsums of an Opium Eater.
Sayfa 225 - If, therefore, we speak of the Mind as a series of feelings, we are obliged to complete the statement by calling it a series of feelings which is aware of itself as past and future ; and we are reduced to the alternative of believing that the Mind, or Ego, is something different from any series of feelings, or possibilities of them, or of accepting the paradox, that something which ex hypolhesi is but a series of feelings, can be aware of itself as a series.
Sayfa 437 - So far as I can judge from the immense mass of accessible evidence, we have to admit that the belief in spiritual beings appears among all low races with whom we have attained to thoroughly intimate acquaintance.
Sayfa 298 - The poor child had sat in mute amazement, and patiently imitated everything her teacher did; but now the truth began to flash upon her : her intellect began to work: she perceived that here was a way by which she could herself make up a sign of anything that was in her own mind, and show it to another mind...
Sayfa 345 - This eminent person had been consulted respecting a case of great importance and much difficulty, and he had been studying it with intense anxiety and attention. After several days had been occupied in this manner, he was observed by his wife to rise from his bed in the night and go to a writing-desk which stood in the bedroom. He then sat down and wrote a long letter, which he put carefully by in the desk and returned to bed.
Sayfa 345 - There is no such word, but it was evidently formed from toit, the roof of a building. The following anecdote has been preserved in a family of rank in Scotland, the descendants of a distinguished lawyer of the last age : — This eminent person had been consulted respecting a case of great importance and much difficulty; and he had been studying it with intense anxiety and attention. After several days had been occupied in this manner, he was observed by his wife to rise from his bed in the night...
Sayfa 315 - one substance, with two sets of properties, two sides, the physical and the mental— a double-faced unity.
Sayfa 36 - PV, pons Varolii ; V, the greater root of the fifth nerve; + , the lesser or motor root ; VI, the sixth nerve; VII, the facial; VIII, the auditory nerve...
Sayfa 339 - The only distinct dream I ever had since I was about sixteen, as far as I remember, was about two years ago. I had got my head blistered for a fall. A plaster, which was put upon it after the blister, pained me excessively for a whole night. In the morning I slept a little, and dreamed, very distinctly, that I had fallen into the hands of a party of Indians, and was scalped.

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