WILL. MOTOR ASPECTS OF SENSUOUS FEELING.
THE MOTOR CONSCIOUSNESS.1
By the motor consciousness is meant the ensemble of elements, in consciousness, contributed in any way by the motor apparatus. If there be consciousness of the condition of the motor areas in the brain, of the process of the outward flow of the nervous current, of the movements taking place or having taken place--all are elements of the motor consciousness. The phrase, therefore, is most general; and it may be defined as consciousness in as far as it is concerned with muscular movement.
Law of Mental Dynamogenesis. Empirical observation tends overwhelmingly to confirm the inference we would expect from the law of nervous dynamogenesis,2i. e., that every state of consciousness tends to realize itself in an appropriate muscular movement. The nervous application of the law leads up at once to its application to sensibility. If every ingoing process produces an outward tension, or tendency to muscular discharge, and the more intense and integrated conditions of the centers be more delicately adjusted to such a play of incoming and outgoing processes, then we would expect elements of consciousness____________________