In the case of the imbecile, the difficulty is only slightly decreased. He has a few more ideas, it is true, but it is difficult to connect them with the impulses in such a way that the latter are controlled. To say it is difficult, is not to say that it is impossible. It is not impossible; but it can only be done with the greatest effort, most constant attention and constant direction. The normal person sees the consequences of his impulsive act; and those con sequences, being remembered, on a later occasion act as inhibitors. With the imbecile the consequences must be
definitely pointed out and the connection firmly made by constant repetition.