Phrenology Proved, Illustrated, And Applied; Accompanied By A Chart, Embracing An Analysis Of The Primary Mental Powers ... Together With A View Of Th by Orson Squire FowlerPhrenology Proved, Illustrated, And Applied; Accompanied By A Chart, Embracing An Analysis Of The Primary Mental Powers ... Together With A View Of Th by Orson Squire Fowler

Phrenology Proved, Illustrated, And Applied; Accompanied By A Chart, Embracing An Analysis Of The…

byOrson Squire Fowler

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ... of alimentiveness; for it often acts as the guide to taste in selecting food, and frequently decides upon what is good, and what is bad, without the assistance of taste. But the office of smell is by no means confined to the selecting of food. Its function decides upon the agreeableness or disagreeableness of the sensation produced by all odours that are wafted to the olfactory nerve; and here its office ceases. It may be remarked, however, that the pleasurable or opposite sensation produced by an odour, depends much upon the habit of the individual, or the training of the faculty; for odours that are delightful to some individuals, are unendurable to others. Some persons take great delight in scenting themselves and their clothes with musk, burgamot, cologne, &c.; whilst to others, these smells are an abomination. Some of the lower animals excel man in the acuteness of their smell, as their olfactory apparatus is larger. Odours act powerfully upon the brain. Hence, the application of stimuli to the olfactory nerves, often revives sensibility in cases of suspended animation. MOTION. The existence of a mental faculty, the exclusive office of which is to superintend and direct the action of the muscles, has not yet been demonstrated, but is considered as quite probable. SPECIES II.--Observing And Knowing Faculties. For a description of these faculties, see page 50. 24. INDIVIDUALITY. Power of noticing single objects as separate existences, and of considering each as a distinct identity and individuality--desire to see and know, and to examine objects--curiosity to see things--power of observation. The material world is composed of single objects, arranged and combined into one grand whole; but without a faculty whose function it is to...
Title:Phrenology Proved, Illustrated, And Applied; Accompanied By A Chart, Embracing An Analysis Of The…Format:PaperbackDimensions:138 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217249531

ISBN - 13:9780217249539

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