The Phonoscope

The Phonoscope

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...means for tbe conversion of this reservoir of force into Waul i ful mental forms. Note the fagged brains of civilized and especially of professional inenl Docs not their condition tell us bow overstrained is llieir consciousness? Yarioua facts of degeneration stare us in the face as an emphatic answer. Now, if wc could but properly coordinate the conscious with the subconscious reabu, bow much rest ami freedom would be given to consciousness! The motwtouov of the phonograph will subconsciously habituate the pupil to higher mental forms. In other words, it will organize in him, automatically and effort leaaly, the modes and processes Ol things. It will be iiibirumcutal in bringing about that great disideratuin, the coordi nation of the conscious and subconscious actione of the mind. The sularonsaona is the vital mechnuism of Ibe mind contributed to us by our entire past. It is, in short, habitude guided by hint. very teacher seeks to cultivate mechanical exprrtness as a prerequisite to sustajucd voluntary and spottlapeoufl action. The phonograph will furnish tliis work of pretitHiuahof;, that is, of preliminary formation. It will be utilized as a fashioner of new meulul forms for Ihe subsequent housing of tbe expanding soul. I inny overate the Itmninency, or the universality, of this change. However that may be, let nie show Hint I have not been painling fancy picture of its practicability, ami of the value of Ike most patienl leather in ihe wot Id. Some of the possibilities of the phonograph (and its variation, the graphopbone) for the leaching of languages have been demonstrated by Prof. R. I). Cortina, of New York City. Without parade, for the last five years, be has...
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  • English
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  • 9781236779991