The Literary Digest Volume 62

The Literary Digest Volume 62

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...with both hands together, in the air, from a central point right and left, that the left-hand mirror-writing movements are very natural and easy." Mr. Beeley goes on: "Judd, in discussing the subject holds that 'mirror-writing' frequently characterizes abnormal individuals. Not alone do certain children exhibit this tendency in the early years of their training, but, he maintains, some persons when hypnotized execute 'mirror-writing' with the right hand. "Few writers in the field of normal and abnormal psychology discuss the characteristic in, question, but of those who do most of them believe 'mirror-writing' to be positively correlated with mental deficiency. One authority on mental' deficiency, Barr, holds that it exists among learned idiots, i.c., mental defectives with special talents in various directions but otherwise deficient, mentally and 'physically.-'He'further adds: 'Many of those exhibited in cheap museums or the sideeshows of the circus as "lightning calculators, ' 'musical phenomena, ' 'mirror-writers, ' "and as wonderful checker-, card-, or chess-players belong to this class.' " The contribution of Sherlock is well worth quoting. He says ""I'here is one manifestation of abnormal tendency in the employment of language which has acquired, in the popular conception of idiocy, a prominence attributable to its curious character rather than to its value as a. guide to the mental state. This iswhat is called 'mirror-writing.'... Good examples of this kind of writing are rare, at any rate in this country England, for idiots either do not write at all or they produce a scrawl which...show more

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  • Paperback | 934 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 47mm | 1,633g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236876091
  • 9781236876096