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On Dreams and Theories

  • W. Burridge (a1)

In previous communications made to this Journal I have pointed out that the cerebral excitation processes mediating an idea, or judgment, are produced by the interaction of two factors which I term H and L respectively, and that, in the case of judgment, the factor L constitutes the material to be judged and the factor H judging capacity. When the judge has interacted with the material brought for judging, there results a judgment (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). So long also as we avoid some form of fit (2) or spasm (4), the sum of the two factors H and L must fall within the limits of another factor, T, the capacity of the responding organ (1).

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1 Burridge , Journ. Ment. Sci., 1929, lxxv, p. 371.
2 Idem , ibid., 1929, lxxv, p. 395.
3 Idem , ibid., 1929, lxxv, p. 697.
4 Idem , ibid., 1931, lxxvii, p. 355.
5 Idem , ibid., 1931, lxxvii, p. 345.
6 Idem , Arch. Internat. de Pharm. et Thérap., 1922, xxvii, p. 239.
7 Höber , Phys. Chem. d. Zell. u. d. Gewebe, Leipzig.
8 McDougall , Social Psychology, London.
9 Macdonald , Quart. Journ. Exp. Physiol., 1909, ii, p. 65.
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On Dreams and Theories

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