Report of the Board of Regents Volume 1871

Report of the Board of Regents Volume 1871

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...of the sun and moon, recorded in ancient histories. Conversely, many important data in astronomy, such as the time of revolution of many comets, are based upon old historic records. Latterly, Briicke and other physiologists have found it possible to build up a system of all articulate sounds of which the human organs of speech are capable, and to base upon it suggestions for a universal alphabet adapted to all human languages. Here, then, physiology has entered the service of the science of language, and has furnished the explanation of many curious changes of sound, which are determined not by the law of euphony, as had beeu before supposed, but by a similarity in the positions of the organs of speech. The science of language, in return, throws light upon the ancient relationship, separation, and migrations of tribes in prehistoric times and on the degree of civilization to which they had attained before their separation; for the names of those objects which they could name then, are found to be common in later languages. Thus the study of language furnishes us with the history of times of which we have no historical documents. Let me furthermore remind you of the assistance which anatomy can afford the sculptor and the archaeologist who examines ancient statues. If I nay be permitted to refer to souie of my own latest works, I will mention that it is possible to demonstrate the elements of our musical system by the physics of sound and the physiology of its sensation, a problem belonging entirely to aesthetics. The physiology of the organs of sense is most intimately connected with psychology, because it proves results of psychological processes in the perceptions of sense which do not come within the scope of conscious reflection, and must, more

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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 363g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236633261
  • 9781236633262