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The brain interprets all messages from the nerve connecting it to the eye as
having been caused by light, hence with a punch one "sees" stars. Even if the
sense organ is no longer there, only the stump of its nerve, the brain interprets
sister whose eyes are firmly closed. "Why," asked the usher in the lobby, "has she
got her eyes closed?" "Well, you see," answered the older of the two, "when we
get in the dark, she opens her eyes and finds a seat." Sometimes adaptation ...
What the scientist does to the fly determines in part what the fly does, and what
the fly does is seen by the eyes of the scientist and sends nerve messages along
his optic nerves to his brain and is there switched around and juggled and ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Arseny - LibraryThing
Great book, and it reads surprisingly well. The only sign of age really is the use of pronouns (the scientist is always "he", even despite the fact that female science students are mentioned several ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juglicerr - LibraryThing
I thought that this book was hysterical. It is not the book for people wanted all the scientific facts about flies, although it does have some interesting tidbits along the way. Instead, it cheerfully ... Read full review