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PSYCHOPATHOLOGICAL RESEARCHES:
STUDIES IN MENTAL DISSOCIATION

Boris Sidis, M. A., Ph.D., M.D.
with
William A. White, M.D., George M. Parker, M.D.

1908
Boston: Richard G. Badger

 

PLATE IX

Tracings by the automatograph. The patient in the normal waking state was asked to shut her eyes and her hand was put on the automatograph and she was asked to make a mental multiplication of sixteen and twenty-one. While she was making this calculation, the hand was making movements corresponding to the ideas passing in her mind,―was writing down the stages in. the process of multiplication.

For the other tracings she was put in the same position, and in one tracing a journey was described to her and in the other she described a journey; the hand automatically followed out the description.

 

 

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