The Functions of the Brain

  title={The Functions of the Brain},
  author={David E. K. Ferrier},
spinal cord. Here he comes to the vexed question of the bearing of certain experiments to prove the existence of consciousness in the spinal cord. There is the well-known experiment of Pfliiger, in which a decapitated frog, after failing by rubbing a drop of acetic acid applied to the inner side of the leg, used the other foot to rub the seat of irritation. Ferrier lets us know that the late G. H. Lewes has criticised Ferrier's explanations on this point, but he avoids all mention of the… CONTINUE READING
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