Adrian. 1931. “Croonian lecture: the messages in sensory nerve fibers and their interpretation”

Abstract. The nervous apparatus which intervenes between stimulus and sensation has been the subject of more than one Croonian lecture. It may claim to be a suitable topic for a discourse on the “Causes  and reasons of the phenomena of local motion,” but it is a dangerous topic as well, since it forces us to consider the mind as well as the body and to attempt the measurement of phenomena which lie outside the framework of the physical sciences. But in spite of its many difficulties the field is one in which mental and material changes are brought into the closest possible relation, and it should be worth exploring if for this reason alone.

Adrian, E. D. (1931). Croonian lecture: the messages in sensory nerve fibres and their interpretation. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Containing Papers of a Biological Character, 1-18.

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