'Mechanism in Nerve Centers', 1930
Scope and Contents
This is framed as a rebuttal of Professor Alexander Forbes. Forbes wrote a letter which appeared in 'Nature' for 14th December 1929 refuting the arguments MacCurdy made in criticism of the mechanistic interpretation of reflex functions. MacCurdy here therefore justifies his own position and gives further detail to support his view about 'vicarious functions' and the central nervous system. This hinges on the definition of the term 'automatic'.
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