- n. English physiologist who conducted research on reflex action (1857-1952)
“Some distinguished neurologists, such as Sherrington (1940) and Eccles (Popper and Eccles (1977)) have contined to defend dualism as the only theory that can preserve the data of consciousness.”
“And even if this were the only aspect to free will to survive (and it is not, even by Libet's standards) the notion of veto power is intrinsic to free will and goes back to Sherrington prior to Libet, and to William James over a hundred years ago ( "consciousness … will, if endowed with causal efficacy, reinforce the favorable possibilities and repress the unfavorable or indifferent ones").”
“From Cushing's letters to his parents, it's apparent he was hardly impressed with Sherrington.”
“Gracious as always with guests, Sherrington showed 32-year-old Cushing his animals and talked about his experiments.”
“Cushing was in fact a dedicated snob, more impressed with one of Sherrington's gorillas than with Sherrington.”
“I was amused to see that Sherrington, the great British neuroscientist, thought that the brain worked like a telegraph system.”
“I have not looked hard for a connection of Sherrington names.”
“To my incomplete knowledge, the Sherrington name descended from Sir Charles ended with a generation in which the only child was a daughter, not so long ago.”
“Others had made a lot of noise about the curse of diphtheria, but Sherrington came up with the remedy.”
“Re #179 Geoff says “It was a man named Sherrington who first cured diptheria…””
‘Sherrington’ hasn't been added to any lists yet.
Looking for tweets for Sherrington.