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The Mind and its Mechanism

1st Edition

By Paul Bousfield, W.R. Bousfield


234 pages

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First published in 1927, the original blurb reads: "Scientists are beginning to believe there is some immaterial thing which performs certain functions that the material mechanism of the brain is powerless to perform.

It is the purpose of this book to explain what that immaterial thing is and how it functions.

The Mind and Its Mechanism deals with a theory that may conceivably influence the study of psychology, and will interest not only psychologists, but physiologists, physicists and biologists."

Now back in print, this title can be read and enjoyed in its historical context.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Consciousness 3. The Psychic Organ 4. The Avenues to Consciousness 5. The Mnema 6. Ideo-Motor Action 7. The Transformation of Ideas 8. Recapitulation 9. The Energy of Ideas 10. Emotion 11. The ‘Unconscious Mind’ 12. The ‘Censor’ 13. Hypnosis 14. Telepathy 15. Evolution

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Hypnotism