Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Volume 66

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Taylor & Francis, 1900 - Electronic journals
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Page 391 - 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 391 - 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 390 - 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 391 - 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 241 - ... 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 333 - 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 181 - The following investigation on the influence of the temperature of , liquid air on bacteria was carried out at the suggestion of Sir James Crichton Browne and Professor Dewar. The necessary facilities were most kindly given at the Royal 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.
Page 391 - 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 432 - ... toxins, when the latter appeared, but in function really playing no part in the processes of normal life, and only arbitrarily brought into relation with them by the will of the investigator. It would, indeed, be highly superfluous, for example, for all our native animals to possess in their tissues atomic groups deliberately adapted to unite with abrin, ricin, and crotin, substances coming from far-distant tropics.
Page 486 - 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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