This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 Excerpt: ... more auditory, etc., etc. The vividness and fidelity of these images are also subject to wide variation. It is not of much importance what ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 Excerpt: ... more auditory, etc., etc. The vividness and fidelity of these images are also subject to wide variation. It is not of much importance what kind or what degree of imagery one has, provided he is led to the right judgments and acts. Feelings of Meaning.--The same mental image may exert widely differing effects on thought and action, according to the feeling of meaning or reference which goes with it. The same mental image may mean a single definite object, or any object of a class, or a typical object, or an abstract quality. In our logical thinking, the feeling of meaning is often more important than the mental image or sensation itself. CHAPTER X OUR EMOTIONS "To-night," said Miss Fairbanks, "we are going to find out what we can about our emotions, about love and hate and anger and jealousy and sympathy and patriotism, etc., etc. I have here the various observations along this line which have been handed in from time to time. I think, however, I won't read them all now, because they may come in more pertinently after we get started. There are two or three that point to the same fact, and we'll start with those. "Why do we tremble and grow pale when we are afraid? "I've noticed that when any one is very sad and gloomy his head is almost always a bit bowed, his breathing isn't full and deep, and there are wrinkles in his forehead. "Why are some people able to conceal their emotions so much better than others; that is, conceal the bodily expression of the emotion? "These questions all point to the fact that naturally any emotion goes with some change in the body. The thing is so common that we don't think about it, but when you do, it seems a very remarkable thing that when we feel sad our lachrymal glands should pour forth ...Read Less
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