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" ... really expressed what I believed everybody supposed them to mean. They had no more notion of its true nature than a colourblind man, who has not discerned his defect, has of the nature of colour. They had a mental deficiency of which they were unaware,... "
Inquiries into human faculty and its development - Page 85
by Sir Francis Galton - 1883 - 387 pages
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The Journal of Mental Science, Volume 29

Insanity - 1884
...of any such thing, and regarded inquiries into it as fantastic. They had no more notion of its trne nature than a colour-blind man, who has not discerned...naturally enough supposed that those who affirmed they themselves possessed it, were romancing (p. 85). In general society, however, Mr. Galton found a very...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 56; Volume 119

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1892
...color-hlind man who has not discerned his defect has of the nature of color. ... To illustrate this mental attitude, it will be sufficient to quote a...to some sort of a proposition regarding the "mind's eyes," and the "image" which it sees. This points to some initial fallacy. . . . It is only by a figure...
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Structure & Growth of the Mind

Sir William Mitchell - Intellect - 1907 - 512 pages
...to whom I first applied protested that mental imagery was unknown to them. . . . They had a natural deficiency of which they were unaware, and naturally...those who affirmed they possessed it were romancing. . . . Much the same result followed inquiries made for me by a friend among members of the French Institute....
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Introduction to Psychology

Robert Mearns Yerkes - Psychology - 1911 - 427 pages
...its true nature than a color-blind man, who has not discerned his defect, has of the nature of color. They had a mental deficiency of which they were unaware,...those who affirmed they possessed it were romancing." Our individual characteristics of memory. — The attitude of these scientists concerning mental imagery...
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Applied Psychology ...: Power of mental imagery

Warren Hilton - Psychology, Applied - 1914
...nature than a color-blind man, who has not discerned his defect, has of the nature of color.«They had a mental deficiency of which they were unaware...those who affirmed they possessed it were romancing." The investigations of Dr. Galton investigations were continued by Professor James, of r° Harvard University....
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Applied Psychology ...: Power of mental imagery

Warren Hilton - Psychology - 1920
...its true nature than a color-blind man, who has not discerned his defect, has of the nature of color. They had a mental deficiency of which they were unaware...those who affirmed they possessed it were romancing." The investigations of Dr. Gaiton were continued by Professor James, of of Professor Harvard University....
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Intimacy and Alienation: Memory, Trauma and Personal Being

Russell Meares - Medical - 2000 - 190 pages
...questions about the illumination, definition, and colouring of this scene. He was amazed by the results. To my astonishment, I found that the great majority...supposed that those who affirmed they possessed it, were romancing.4'5 Galton found 'an entirely different disposition to prevail' when speaking to those he...
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The Principles of Psychology, Volumes 1-2

William James - Psychology - 2007 - 712 pages
...its true nature than a color-blind man, who has not discerned his defect, has of the nature of color. They had a mental deficiency of which they were unaware,...illustrate their mental attitude it will be sufficient to qnote a few lines from the letter of one of my correspondents, who writes : " ' These questions presuppose...
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