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December 15, 1917

The Sense of Sight.

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(24):2065. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590510057030

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In endeavoring to convey what the sense of sight means to us, the author has given a sketchy description of the anatomy, physiology and physics of the eye; of the predominant influence of vision in the acquisition of knowledge of external things, and of its part in the development of mentality and the emotions. He says, and has attempted to show by experiments made according to a method which he lays down, that about 60 per cent, of persons are visual minded as distinguished from auditory or motor minded; that is, they acquire knowledge by seeing things or reading about them rather than by hearing or doing them. This is not wholly a desirable state of affairs, but is fostered by modern modes and habits of life and the constant flood of newspapers, magazines and books, which every one reads for himself, thus permitting to fall into disuse the arts

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