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Sir Charles Scott Sherrington

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Neuroscientist

 
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In 1942, neuroscientist Charles ...
www.folkartmuseum.org, 1 April 2014 [cached]
In 1942, neuroscientist Charles Sherrington lyrically described the reawakening of the brain after deep sleep: "It is as if the Milky Way entered upon some cosmic dance.
The pioneering neuroscientist ...
www.feldenkrais.org.au, 1 Dec 2012 [cached]
The pioneering neuroscientist Charles Sherrington went so far as to suggest that the speed of response to a change is really what we mean by intelligence.
Jessica Williams, Pianist, Composer : Piano Music | NEW CDS | Songs of Earth - live solo piano
www.jessicawilliams.com, 13 July 2012 [cached]
"The Enchanted Loom" is not about weaving, but a metaphor by neuroscientist Charles Sherrington describing what happens in the cerebral cortex during arousal from sleep.
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"The Enchanted Loom" is a metaphor for the human brain, as described by neuroscientist Charles Sherrington in a passage from his 1942 book, 'Man on his Nature', in which he describes what happens in the cerebral cortex during arousal from sleep. In his own words: "The great topmost sheet of the mass, that where hardly a light had twinkled or moved, becomes now a sparkling field of rhythmic flashing points with trains of traveling sparks hurrying hither and thither. The brain is waking and with it the mind is returning. It is as if the Milky Way entered upon some cosmic dance. Swiftly the head mass becomes an enchanted loom where millions of flashing shuttles weave a dissolving pattern, always a meaningful pattern though never an abiding one; a shifting harmony of sub-patterns. The "loom" he refers to was undoubtedly meant to be a Jacquard loom, used for weaving fabric into complex patterns.
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As the neuroscientist Sherrington put it, "it is as if the Milky Way entered upon some cosmic dance.
The brain —in Charles Sherrington’s ...
www.sociosite.net [cached]
The brain —in Charles Sherrington’s metaphor, the “enchanted loom where millions of flashing shuttles weave a dissolving pattern”[18]— not only experiences scenarios fed to it by the sensory channels but also creates them by recall and fantasy.
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18. The >enchanted loom< is a famous metaphor for the brain invented by the pioneering neuroscientist Charles S. Sherrington in a passage from his 1940 book Man on his nature, in which he poetically describes his conception of what happens in the cerebral cortex during arousal from sleep: “The great topmost sheet of the mass, that where hardly a light had twinkled or moved, becomes now a sparkling field of rhythmic flashing points with trains of traveling sparks hurrying hither and thither. The brain is waking and with it the mind is returning. It is as if the Milky Way entered upon some cosmic dance. Swiftly the head mass becomes an enchanted loom where millions of flashing shuttles weave a dissolving pattern, always a meaningful pattern though never an abiding one; a shifting harmony of subpatterns.” The >loom< he refers to was undoubtedly meant to be a Jacquard loom, used for weaving fabric into complex patterns.
Alexander Technique Center of New England: F.M. Alexander
www.atcne.com, 17 May 2006 [cached]
His technique eventually won praise from neuroscientist Charles Sherrington and Nobel Laureate Nikolai Tinbergen.
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