Alec Nevala-Lee

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William James

After exercising our muscles or our brain in a new way…we can do so no longer at that time; but after a day or two of rest, when we resume the discipline, our increase in skill not seldom surprises us. I have often noticed this in learning a tune; and it has led a German author to say that we learn to swim during the winter and to skate during the summer.

William James, The Principles of Psychology

Written by nevalalee

August 1, 2016 at 7:30 am

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  1. The brain is a muscle. One will lose the use of what one doesn’t use. However, it matters how and for what it is used.

    galtz

    August 1, 2016 at 1:30 pm


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