Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Volume 66 (Google eBook)

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Taylor & Francis, 1900 - Electronic journals
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Page 383 - If we fancy some strong emotion, and then try to abstract from our consciousness of it all the feelings of its bodily symptoms, we find we have nothing left behind, no "mind-stuff...
Page 382 - Our natural way of thinking about these coarser emotions is that the mental perception of some fact excites the mental affection called the emotion, and that this latter state of mind gives rise to the bodily expression.
Page 383 - The next thing to be noticed is this, that every one of the bodily changes, whatsoever it be, is felt, acutely or obscurely, the moment it occurs. If the reader has never paid attention to this matter, he will be both interested and astonished to learn how many different local bodily feelings he can detect in himself as characteristic of his various emotional moods. It would be perhaps too much to expect him to arrest the tide of any strong gust of passion for...
Page 236 - ... made direct comparison possible. Hence it may be taken to have been proved that e=E, or that the charge on the gaseous ion is equal to the charge carried by the hydrogen ion in the electrolysis of solutions. But what is the mass associated with this constant charge in the particles which act as the carriers of electricity in conduction through gases, and how does it compare with that of the carriers which in the case of conduction through solutions are atoms or groups of atoms, and whose absolute...
Page 283 - ... reflected wave-front. By drawing the orthogonal surface we avoid the complication of having to measure off the distances around a corner. The orthogonal surface is an epicycloid formed by the rolling of a circle of a diameter equal to the radius of curvature of the mirror on the mirror's surface, and the normals can be erected by drawing the FIG.
Page 383 - My theory, on the contrary, is that the bodily changes follow directly the perception of the exciting fact, and that our feeling of the same changes as they occur is the emotion.
Page 329 - Its power of inducing fermentation in a solution of sugar was entirely destroyed, although no perceptible change in the appearance of the yeast cells could be detected under the microscope. This experiment was repeated several times, and always with the same result, although when the yeast was simply washed in water it readily induced fermentation.
Page 383 - I become that whatever moods, affections, and passions I have are in very truth constituted by, and made up of, those bodily changes which we ordinarily call their expression or consequence; and the more it seems to me that if I were to become corporeally anaesthetic, I should be excluded from the life of the affections, harsh and tender alike, and drag out an existence of merely cognitive or intellectual form.
Page 179 - Institution. The experiments were conducted under the personal supervision of Professor Dewar, and he has asked me to put the results on record, although it must be acknowledged that the essential features of the investigation are due to him. The bacteria employed were selected from the stock of the Jenner Institute of Preventive Medicine, where the results were also controlled.
Page 478 - Neolithic Age or even of more recent date, and with the account of these I need not here concern myself; but the author is at considerable pains to dispute my view that the instruments of paleolithic forms belong to the Paleolithic Period. As he says, Mr. Seton-Karr's statement that he sometimes found spearheads "on the ground surrounded by a mass of flakes and chips as though the people had dropped their work and fled," is very suggestive and important.

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