How Men Become Automata. The Real Progress of Life
Jules B Luys Nouvelle Revue
Physiological Psychology, Neurology, Mental Illness
Argues that even though the performance of several operations, including writing and playing the piano, become mechanical, a 'psychic force remains in action, side by side with automatic force'. However, 'when the man has become all mechanical his race is run. He is already half dead'. This state of senility, in which the mental state is nothing more than 'an agglomeration of acquired habits', is 'possible at all ages'.
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