ORGANS OF SPINAL SENSE

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ORGANS OF SPINAL SENSE

Whatever we see is seen by the brain, the retina affording an image of the object seen, to form on its surface. External vibrations set up vibrations in the tympanum, which ultimately irritate the minute fibres of the auditory or 8th cranial nerve in the cochlea. This irritation of the fibrils of the auditory nerve is interpreted as a sound by the brain. Similarly, smells stimulate the branches of the olfactory nerve highup in the nose, but the nature of the smell is interpreted in and by the brain. Thus it is truly said, that we see with our mind, not with our eyes, hear inside the brain not in ears, though by habit, we refer the sensation of sight and sound to the eyes and ears respectively. Thus it is allowable to ask—Where shall I grasp Thee, Infinite Nature—Oh, where!

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