ABSTRACT

First published in 1881. The present work, on the structure and functions of the brain, is an abstract of the author's persoal experience as regards this subject. It is divided into two distinct parts; the first, anatomical, serves as the foundation of the work. It is followed by a second, purely physiological, which is its complement and necessary sequence. It includes chapters on the optic thalamus, the corpus striatum, and the memory in exercise.

part Part I|80 pages

Anatomy of the Brain.

chapter Chapter I|10 pages

Methods of Study.

chapter Chapter II|15 pages

Cortex of the Brain—The Grey Cortical Substance.

chapter Chapter III|8 pages

The White Substance of the Brain

chapter Chapter IV|12 pages

The Optic Thalamus.

chapter Chapter V|13 pages

The Corpus Striatum.*

chapter Chapter VI|9 pages

Physiological Deductions.

chapter Chapter VII|13 pages

Physico-Chemical Phenomena of Cerebral Activity.

part Part II|129 pages

General Properties of the Nervous Elements.

part Book I|50 pages

Sensibility of the Nervous Elements.

part Book II|38 pages

Organic Phosphorescence of the Nervous Elements.

chapter Chapter I|9 pages

Introductory.

chapter Chapter II|8 pages

Genesis and Evolution of Memory.

chapter Chapter III|9 pages

The Memory in Exercise.

chapter Chapter IV|6 pages

Development of the Phenomena of Memory.

chapter Chapter V|6 pages

Functional Disturbances of the Phenomena of Memory.

part Book III|39 pages

Automatic Activity of the Nervous Elements.

chapter Chapter I|5 pages

Introductory.

chapter Chapter II|4 pages

Genesis and Evolution of Automatic Activity.

chapter Chapter III|15 pages

Automatism in Psycho-Intellectual Activity.*

chapter Chapter IV|5 pages

Dreams.

chapter Chapter V|5 pages

Development of Automatic Activity.

chapter Chapter VI|5 pages

Functional Perturbations of Automatic Activity.

part Part III|118 pages

Evolution of the Processes of Cerebral Activity.

part Book I|35 pages

Phase of Incidence of the Procesśes of Cerebral Activity.

chapter Chapter I|11 pages

Attention.

chapter Chapter III|5 pages

Genesis of the Notion of Personality.

chapter Chapter IV|6 pages

Development of the Notion of Personality.

chapter Chapter V|6 pages

Functional Disturbance of the Notion of Personality.

part Book II|61 pages

Phase of Propagation of the Processes of Cerebral Activity.

part Book III|18 pages

Phase of Reflection or Emission of the Processes of Cerebral Activity.