"Even the crudest inspection reveals that the cerebrum is like a walnut in another way than just its wrinkles: it divides neatly in half down its mid-line."
"His cerebrum is like the curve of a celestial sphere, an urn of ideas, as the tops of high mountains arc the crystal sources from which descend great rivers."
"Theoretically we may conceive that the cerebrum is like an exceedingly sensitive photographic plate receiving impressions even without the will power being exerted"
1878 - Medicine
"The Medical Gazette: A Weekly Journal of Medicine, Surgery, and ..., Volume 4"
"To be technical, it is now believed that the bird's cerebrum is like that of the mammal. A large area of cell clusters in the bird's cerebrum functions like the layers of flat cells in mammals needed for cognitive behavior. Complex behavior like tool making or vocalization comes from the interaction between higher and lower regions of the brain as in humans "
"The kidney control bones' The kidney fluid vaporizes and ascends from bone marrow to cerebrum. Thus, cerebrum is like the sea of bone marrow. The vaporized kidney fluid in the cerebrum is like the cloud and fog in the sky. It condenses to become rain and dew to nourish the whole living things (organs, cells) Thus, the disorder of neck spine causes the vapor not able to ascend or descend normally, and illness such as aches or hemiplegia etc. produced accordingly. If the neck spine is twisted badly causing the block of the vapor movement it may be mortal. If the lumber spine is hurt badly, paralysis of the lower body may be caused. As it is written in some of the traditional Chinese medicine classics, "The Kidney Qi (vaporized form of kidney fluid) comes out of Mingmen, goes through bones, out of fingertips and back to the five yin viscera and six yang viscera" The viscera illness caused by disorder of bones has not yet been able to be detected by any scientific instrument up to now. Don't get it wrong."
"The cerebrum is like database storing knowledge, while the process of cog- nition is like the process of transformation between objects and attributes."
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