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.
Table of Contents
Part I: Anatomy of the Brain. 1. Methods of Study. 2. Cortext of the Brain - The Grey Cortical Substance. 3. The White Substance of the Brain. 4. The Optic Thalamus. 5. The Corpus Striatum. 6. Physiological Deductions. 7. Physico-Chemical Phenomena of Cerebral Activity. Part II: General Properties of the Nervous Elements. Book I: Sensibility of the Nerous Elements. 1. Graduation and Genealogy of the Phenomena of Sensibility. 2. Evolution of the Process of Sensibility through the Mechanism of the Nervous System - Unconcious Sensibility - Conscious Sensibility. 3. Intra-Cerebral Propagation of the Processes of Sensibility. 4. Perturbations of Sensibility. 5. Development of Sensibility. Book II: Organic Phosphorescence of the Nervous Elements. 1. Introductory. 2. Genesis and Evolution of Memory. 3. The Memory in Exercise. 4. Development of the Phenomena of Memory. 5. Functional Disturbances of the Phenomena of Memory. Book III: Automatic Activity of the Nervous Elements. 1. Introductory. 2. Genesis and Evolution of Automatic Activity. 3. Automatism in Psycho-Intellectual Activity. 4. Dreams. 5. Development of Automatic Activity. 6. Functional Perturbations of Automatic Activity. Part III: Evolution of the Processes of Cerebral Activity. Book I: Phase of Incidence of the Processes of Cerebral Activity. 1. Attention. 2. Constitution of the Sphere of Psycho-Intellectual Activity. 3. Genesis of the Notion of Personality. 4. Development of the Notion of Personality. 5. Functional Disturbance of the Notion of Personality. Book II: Phase of Propagation of the Processes of Cerebral Activity. 1. Dissemination of Sensorial Impressions in the Plexuses of the Psycho-Intellectual Sphere - Genesis of Ideas. 2. Evolution and Transformation of Sensorial Impressions. 3. The Judgment. Book III: Phase of Relexion or Emission of the Processes of Cerebral Activity. 1. Reflexion of Motor Processes upon the Phenomena of Vegetative Life. 2. True Period of Emission of the Processes which Produce Voluntary Motion - Spontaneous Reaction of the Sensorium - Motived Resolution.