Mind and Body Volume 6

Mind and Body Volume 6

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...per cent. "A study of these statistics," says Dr. Wey, "will show a simultaneous and rapid improvement from the beginning of treatment, along the threefolt line of moral, physical, and intellectual capacity. The advance made in moral and intellectual development is most striking, and occurs in no isolated case, but is common to all." Further on he says: "Physical training is related to discipline through the establishment of greater amenability to law and order, from strengthening of parts, regulation of function, and removal of nervous irritation arising from unharmonious adjustment of the several systems of the body." Dr. Scripture of Yale made a series of tests to ascertain the reaction time. These experiments were made with instruments registering thousandths of a second. He found that the reaction time of the fencing mister, an unlettered man, was much shorter than that of students unskilled in physical exercise. The reaction time of his assistant, Dr. Hammond, a man of intellectual culture and also an expert fencer, was shorter than that of the fencing master. This would show that the proper development of both faculties enhances them both as compared to one-sided development. Dr. Fitz of Harvard made similar experiments with an apparatus consisting of a wheel upon which was a white spot, visible only a short space oj / time as the wheel revolved rapidly. Over eight hundred people were tested as to their ability to touch this spot, and the lowest per cent, of failures was found to be recorded against the college champion lawn tennis player, showing that the power of perception and the ability to direct his hand in response to the stimulus received through that perception had been more highly cultivated by him...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236584414
  • 9781236584410