The Mechanism of Man: An Answer to the Question, what Am I? A Popular Introduction to Mental Physiology and Psychology, Volume 2

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Longman, 1879 - Psychology
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Page 166 - It is an accustomed action with her, to seem thus washing her hands: I have known her continue in this a quarter of an hour.
Page 268 - ... died out, and I had nearly forgotten his existence. I had taken, as I have said, a warm bath, and while lying in it and enjoying the comfort of the heat, after the late freezing I had undergone, I turned my head round...
Page 343 - February, 1869, your Sub-committee have held forty meetings for the purpose of experiment and test. All of these meetings were held at the private residences of members of the Committee, purposely to preclude the possibility of pre-arranged mechanism or contrivance.
Page 95 - As the consequence of this exchange, the right side of the brain controls and directs the left side of the body, and the left side of the brain the right side of the body.
Page 132 - On this she answered under much agitation, " Oh, dear son, thou art dead! " He instantly awoke and thought no more of his dream, until a few days after he received a letter from his father inquiring very anxiously after his health, in consequence of a frightful dream his mother had on the same night in which the dream now mentioned occurred to him. She...
Page 301 - Fate,' and hold his own against them. I have put to him the most difficult questions in psychology, and received answers, always thoughtful, often full of wisdom, and invariably conveyed in choice and elegant language.
Page 13 - Two different lines of hieroglyphics have to be read at once, and the right hand has to be guided to attend to one of them, the left to another. All the ten fingers have their work assigned as quickly as they can move. The mind, or something which does duty as mind, interprets scores of A sharps and B flats and C naturals into black ivory keys and white ones, crotchets and quavers and demisemiquavers, rests, and all the other mysteries of music.
Page 344 - That under certain bodily or mental conditions of one or more of the persons present, a force is exhibited sufficient to set in motion heavy substances, without the employment of any muscular force, without contact or material connection of any kind between such substances and the body of any person, present.
Page 12 - So and so." So familiar is this phenomenon that we are accustomed in similar straits to say, " Never mind ; I shall think of the missing word by and by, when I am attending to something else ; " and we deliberately turn away, not intending finally to abandon the pursuit, but precisely as if...
Page 355 - AB and myself sat, one on each side of it, watching for any effect which might be produced. Almost immediately the pointer of the balance was seen to descend. After a few seconds it rose again. This movement was repeated several times, as if by successive waves of the Psychic Force.

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