„Odd that the brain could function on its own, without acquainting him with its purposes, its reasons. But the brain was an organ, like the spleen, heart, kidneys. And they went about their private activities. So why not the brain?“

—  Philip K. Dick, buch The Man Who Japed

The Man Who Japed (1956)

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US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller 1928 - 1982

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„When the organism dies, the brain dies, too, with all its lifetime accumulations. But the mind reproduces itself by transmitting its symbols to other intermediaries, human and mechanical, than the particular brain that first assembled them.“

—  Lewis Mumford American historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and literary critic 1895 - 1990

"The Mindfulness of Man", p. 424
Interpretations and Forecasts 1922-1972 (1973)
Kontext: The relation between psyche and soma, mind and brain, are peculiarly intimate; but, as in marriage, the partners are not inseparable: indeed their divorce was one of the conditions for the mind's independent history and its cumulative achievements.
But the human mind possesses a special advantage over the brain: for once it has created impressive symbols and has stored significant memories, it can transfer its characteristic activities to materials like to stone and paper that outlast the original brain's brief life-span. When the organism dies, the brain dies, too, with all its lifetime accumulations. But the mind reproduces itself by transmitting its symbols to other intermediaries, human and mechanical, than the particular brain that first assembled them.

„Sensory stimulation is like a a nutrient—without it the brain does not develop or function normally.“

—  James W. Prescott American psychologist 1930

"Before Ethics and Morality" (1972)
Kontext: The brain is highly immature at birth and is dependent upon sensory stimulation for normal growth, development, and function. Sensory stimulation is like a a nutrient—without it the brain does not develop or function normally.

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„No brain is stronger than its weakest think.“

—  Thomas Lansing Masson American journalist 1866 - 1934

Thomas L. Masson, Laughs (1926), p. 167.

„Thus, to understand what consciousness is, we need to understand what causes it, what its function(s) may be, how it relates to nonconscious processing in the brain and so on.“

—  Max Velmans British psychologist 1942

Max Velmans (Ed.) (1996). The Science of Consciousness: Psychological, Neuropsychological and Clinical Reviews. Routledge. p. 3

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„The reason which placed the stars, the sense of proportion which we recognize in the planetary system, finds its correspondence in this brain of ours.“

—  Julia Ward Howe American abolitionist, social activist, and poet 1819 - 1910

Beyond the Veil
Kontext: The reason which placed the stars, the sense of proportion which we recognize in the planetary system, finds its correspondence in this brain of ours. We question every feature of what we see, think, and feel. We try every link of the chain and find it sound if we ourselves are sound. This power of remotest question and assent is not of to-day nor yesterday.
It transcends all bounds of time and space. It weighs the sun, explores the pathway of the stars, and writes, having first carefully read, the history of earth and heaven. It moves in company with the immortals. How much of it is mortal? Only so much as a small strip of earth can cover. These remains are laid away with reverence, having served their time. But what has become of the wonderful power which made them alive? It belongs to that in nature which cannot die.

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„Call him not old whose visionary brain
Holds o’er the post its undivided reign“

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Poet, essayist, physician 1809 - 1894

"The Old Player" (1861), in Songs in Many Keys (1862).
Kontext: Call him not old whose visionary brain
Holds o’er the post its undivided reign,
For him in vain the envious seasons roll,
Who bears eternal summer in this soul.

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„You rely too much on brain. The brain is the most overrated organ.“

—  Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935

„Sleep slunk up like a black panther and sank its kindly fangs into what remained of the Mortdecai brain.“

—  Kyril Bonfiglioli British art dealer 1928 - 1985

Quelle: The Mortdecai Trilogy, After You With The Pistol (1979), Ch. 17.

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„What do you know about the activities of the brain and the nervous system?“

—  George Alec Effinger, buch When Gravity Fails

I laughed. “About as much as any hustler from the Budayeen who can barely read and write his name. I know that the brain is in the head, I’ve heard that it’s a bad idea to let some thug spill it on the sidewalk. Beyond that, I don’t know much.” I did, truthfully, know some more, but I always hold something in reserve. It’s a good policy to be a little quicker, a little stronger, and a little smarter than everybody thinks you are.
Quelle: When Gravity Fails (1986), Chapter 12 (p. 160).

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