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This study of feeling and cognition in the broad sense is based on a study of pathologic variations of the psychic life as observed in the unstable and the insane. Reasoning from the circumstance that irritation and extirpation experiments on the animal brain have aided in explaining normal brain functions, the author has undertaken to investigate the normal psychology from a study of abnormal psychology as encountered in the insane asylum. He sets out to examine the structure and qualities of the feelings or affects, which he attempts to classify. Secondly, he studies cognition, or knowing, as related to feeling, for which he gives a new classification. The material studied was from the Wagner clinic in Vienna, which was utilized for this special purpose in an exhaustive manner. While not of great practical value, this brochure constitutes a definite psychologic contribution to psychiatric literature.
Abhandlungen aus der Neurologie, Psychiatrie, Psychologie und ihren Grenzgebieten.. JAMA. 1926;87(3):193. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680030057029
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