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- n. The branch of science that relates to the mind; mental philosophy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That branch of science which relates to the mind; mental philosophy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Mental philosophy; metaphysics.
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Of course, neuroscientists have more than brainscans to work with, but at the moment, especially among neuropsychologists who focus on "phrenics" (on the "mind"), brainscanning is the latest research fashion, and whether the researchers like it or not, it gets plenty of media attention.
I may be an old grouch, but the problem for me is that this sort of analysis is more entertainment than science, the phrenics close enough to phrenology to make me uncomfortable.
Of the parietal branches the inferior phrenics and lumbars are paired; the middle sacral is unpaired.
An extensive collateral circulation is set up, by the costocervicals, internal mammaries, and the descending branches of the transverse cervical above the stenosis, and below it by the first four aortic intercostals, the pericardiaco-phrenics, and the superior and inferior epigastrics.
KUALA LUMPUR: Schizo-phrenics make up the majority of patients admitted to hospitals for mental treatment.