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F. ANGELL, Leland Stanford, Jr., University; H. BE
CLARK UNIVERSITY, WORCESTER, MASS.
J. A. ORPHA, Publisher.
Introductory and Physiological.
Cerebral localization;. Wundt, Waller. Neural reinforcement
(facilitation) and inhibition; “Bahnung” and “Hemmung”: Exner.
Descriptive Theories of Attention.
Classification of theories as descriptive and explanatory. De-
scriptive theories of attention as motor, sensory and sensori-motor.
I. Motor theory: Ribot. Three criticisms of Ribot's theory:
motor phenomena concomitant but not constitutive; attention to
abstract ideas; the “idea of movement.” II. Sensory theory. Ma-
rillier; movement and sensation; movement and attention. Sully,
Bastian. Correlation of consciousness with efferent nerve currents
in the cortex: Bastian, James, Wundt and Münsterberg; Marillier,
Explanatory Theories of Attention.
Three types : I. Attention as facilitation, G. E. Müller, !I. At-
it and Exner. Function of frontal lobes, Bianchi.