Brain in Relation to Mind

Brain in Relation to Mind

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...or a macaque. From this we conclude that in so far as the convolutionary arrangement is concerned the brain has reverted wholly or in part to a condition which existed previously in an early stem form" (10). The last sentence assumes that the theory of atavism is a fact. Krause of Berlin has described the brain of an "ape-like boy," seven and a half years of age, as being of "normal size, but differed from the human in every respect and approached in its whole structure to the simian rather than the human type." The Fig. 21.--Brain of an orang; side view. (After Gratiolet.) Fig. 22.--Brain of an orang; top view. (After Bastian, from a brain in the Royal College of Physicians, London.) boy was cheerful and inclined to play and dance, but passionate when teased. He could only say "pa pa, ma ma." His parents had neglected him. Virchow and Hartman made a careful and close study of this boy, as they likewise did of Margaret Becker, another "ape-like" idiot, yet both these authorities concur in the decision that "in these ab Fig. 25.--Base of the brain of a microsmatic seal. (After Turner.) normal creatures the positive psychologic faculties and qualities of the ape are wanting, while every characteristic of a human being is present" (11). Luciani reports a woman, 48 years of age, who S--5 Fig. 26.--The base of the human brain. (After Hirschfeld.) 1, 1, anterior lobe of the cerebrum; 2, sphenoidal portion of the posterior lobe; 3, 3, occipital portion of the same lobe; 4, anterior extremity of the median fissure; 5, posterior extremity of the same; 6, 6, fissure of Sylvius; 7, anterior perforated space; 8, tuber cinereum and pituitary body; 9, corpora albicantia; 10, interpeduncular more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236541294
  • 9781236541291