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More elaborate and refined mental processes, there we find and, roughly speaking, unusually large and complex brains the greater the mental capacity, the larger and more complex the brain (relatively to the size of the animal). It appears, not only that there are no minds without living organisms, but that there are none but very rudimentary mental processes without brain processes in partnership. It is not merely the possession of a brain that matters, but the right kind of brain in the right kind of condition.

All the same, first impressions suggest that some cases of such influence occur. In voluntary decision when I decide to go for a walk, and my legs are then moved (according to the physiologists, in response to impulses from the brain) when I work out a problem " in my head," and, having reached the solution, utter it in words ; and in some involuntary cases, as when, worrying over a difficulty, I in produce a nervous tension and give myself indigestion such cases we feel sure that the initiative comes from the mind, and the body follows its lead or obeys its will.

We are finding out how the organs of living bodies work by breaking them down into their chemical components and We can applying the known laws of chemistry to them. Materialism 21 explain many of the peculiarities of heredity by supposing that a particular characteristic in which individuals of a species differ from one another is the result of the presence " of one minute material thing, the gene," which occupies a definite place on a definite chromosome in the germ-cell, and that the combination of qualities an individual derives from parents is determined by the way the germ-cells from the And so on.

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