Re: Skitzoid

Peter C. McCluskey (
Fri, 8 Aug 1997 16:07:13 -0700 ( writes:
>How much of the brain does it take to support the personality? Surely the
>Visual Cortex is not required for that function...nor are the areas of the

That is surely false.

"The words or the language, as they are written or spoken, do not seem to
play any role in my mechanism of thought. The psychical entities which seem
to serve as elements in thought are certain signs and more or less clear
images which can be "voluntarily" reproduced and combined. ...
The above mentioned elements are, in my case, of visual and some of muscular
type. Conventional words or other signs have to be sought for laboriously
only in a secondary stage ..." Albert Einstein, as quoted in _The Psychology
of Invention in the Mathematical Field_, by Jacques Hadamard

Hadamard presents much more evidence of this nature that visual processes
are more important than any other obvious area in the thoughts of the best

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