Neurology and Psychology


IN the opening chapter of this interesting book is introduced the main theme of the whole volume: the neuronic arc is the basis of all nervous activity, whether the simple purposive reflex or even the human cerebral processes associated with thought, memory, and reasoning. Neuronic arcs are formed by chains of neurones or nerve cells functionally connected by synapses. The neurone is therefore the unit of nervous activity. This theme dominates the whole book, and it is in entire agreement with experimental findings.

Brain and Mind: or the Nervous System of Man.

By Prof. R. J. A. Berry. Pp. xii + 608. (New York: The Macmillan Co., 1928.) 31s. 6d. net.

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ECCLES, J. Neurology and Psychology. Nature 123, 40–41 (1929).

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