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Single Idea 23219

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / A. Nature of Mind / 8. Brain]

Full Idea

Even when an animals heart was stopped [by hand] it continued its muted whimpers, …but when the brain was pressed the animal stopped making a noise and became unconscious.

Gist of Idea

Stopping the heart doesn't terminate activity; pressing the brain does that


report of Galen (The soul's dependence on the body [c.170]) by Matthew Cobb - The Idea of the Brain 1

Book Reference

Cobb,Matthew: 'The Idea of the Brain' [Penguin 2020], p.23

A Reaction

It's not that the ancients didn't do science. It's that ancient people paid no attention to what their scientists discovered.

Related Idea

Idea 23220 The brain contains memory and reason, and is the source of sensation and decision [Galen]