The Mental Functions of the Brain: An Investigation Into Their Localisation and Their Manifestation in Health and Disease

Richards, 1901 - 512 pages
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Page 14 - Previous to his injury, though untrained in the schools, he possessed a well-balanced mind, and was looked upon by those who knew him as a shrewd, smart business man, very energetic and persistent in executing all his plans of operation. In this regard, his mind was radically changed, so decidedly, that his friends and acquaintances said he was
Page 13 - He is fitful, irreverent, indulging at times in the grossest profanity (which was not previously his custom), manifesting but little deference for his fellows, impatient of restraint or advice when it conflicts with his desires, at times pertinaciously obstinate, yet capricious and vacillating, devising many plans of future operations, which are no sooner arranged than they are abandoned in turn for others appearing more feasible. A child in his intellectual capacity and manifestations, he has the...
Page 412 - Whoever calmly considers the question, cannot long resist the conviction that different parts of the cerebrum must, in some way or other, subserve different kinds of mental action.
Page 470 - In another part of the same paper, Addison observes, ' that what we call the faculties of the soul are only the different ways or modes in which the soul can exert herself.
Page 465 - I have acted on these principles, applied them practically in the ordinary concerns of life, in determining and analyzing the characters of all individuals with whom I became acquainted or connected, and that I have derived the greatest benefit from the assistance thus obtained.
Page 469 - The truth, we do not scruple to say it, is, that there is not the smallest reason for supposing that the mind ever operates through the agency of any material organs, except in its perception of material objects, or in the spontaneous movements of the body which it inhabits.
Page 462 - Dr Conolly, lately one of the Medical Professors in the London University, and now President of the Phrenological Society of Warwick, says, " I can see nothing which merits the praise of being philosophical in the real or affected contempt professed by so many anatomists and physiologists," for the science of Phrenology — (On the Indications of Insanity, p.
Page 13 - His contractors, who regarded him as the most efficient and capable foreman in their employ previous to his injury, considered the change in his mind so marked that they could not give him his place again. The equilibrium or balance, so to speak, between his intellectual faculties and animal propensities, seems to have been destroyed. He is fitful, irreverent, indulging at times in the grossest profanity (which was not previously...
Page 355 - ... as soon as it is supplemented by the law that habitual psychical successions entail some hereditary tendency to such successions, which, under persistent conditions, will become cumulative in generation after generation...
Page 412 - To question this is to ignore the truths of nerve-physiology as well as those of physiology in general. It is proved, experimentally, that every bundle of nerve-fibres and every ganglion has a special duty ; and that each part of every such bundle and every such ganglion has a duty still more special. Can it be, then, that in the great hemispherical ganglia alone, this specialization of duty does not hold ? That there are no conspicuous divisions here...

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