Review of Reviews,  7 (1893), 169.

Our Two Brains, and How We Use Them. By Dr. B. W. Richardson




Publications abstracted:

Benjamin W Richardson Asclepiad


Psychology, Mental Illness

    Discusses the theory that 'every man has two brains in his skull—separate and distinct brains, which are sometimes so very different that they seem almost to belong to two different men', and may perhaps explain 'the phenomenon of a sudden conversion in which a drunken reprobate became a changed man'. Records that 'Richardson is full of his theory, which he thinks is one of the grandest expositions ever revealed in the study of mental science. It explains no end of difficulties, especially those which arise in the study of insanity'. For instance, 'Sudden changes in the character are due to oscillations in the domination of one half of the head over the other'.

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