Mentality and vision
Poor eyesight , as I said, is a consequence of an abnormal state of mind.Points can sometimes neutralize the effects of this condition on the eyes, and bringing more convenience to man, to a certain extent improve his mental abilities.But fundamentally this mental state we do not change, and turning it into a bad habit, can make it worse.
easy to show that among the brain capacities, deteriorating with visual impairment, and memory is.Since a significant part of the educational process is the accumulation of facts, and all other mental processes depend on the assimilation of man these facts, it is easy to understand how little is achieved by simply putting on glasses to the person experiencing "problems with their eyes."The extraordinary memory of primitive man attributed to the fact that due to the lack of suitable recording means, he was forced to rely on his memory, which, respectively, strengthened.But from the point of view of the well-known fact-memory connection with vision - it was more reasona
memory of primitive man, as well as the sharpness of vision, can be found among civilized people, and if the necessary studies have been carried out, it would undoubtedly have discovered that they are always found together.This unity was also observed in the case, who recently met me in my studies.Surveyed a girl with such a striking sight, she could with the naked eye to see the moons of Jupiter.This fact is proved by its outline scheme of their location, which is exactly matched patterns made by people who use the telescope.
Equally surprising was her memory.It is a word-for-word could summarize the entire contents of the book after reading it just as it is, they say, did Lord McAuley (Lord Macaulay).A girl without a teacher for a few days, learned Latin, more than her sister, who had six diopters of myopia and spent several years in the Latin.She remembered that she was eating in the restaurant five years ago and even gave the name of the waiter, house number and the street where it all happened.The girl also remembered that she wore for the occasion and others were dressed in anything.Also it called true and any other event, one way or another to excite her interest.A favorite pastime of her family would ask her how was the menu and how the people were dressed in those or other cases.
It was found that, when the sight of two people is different, their memory capabilities differ in exactly the same degree.Two sisters, one of whom was generally good vision, expressed recording 20/20, and the other-20/10 showed that the time it takes them to memorize 8 stanzas of the poem, differed in almost the same proportion as their vision.The first girl, whose vision was 20/10 learned eight verses for 15 minutes, the other, with 20/20 vision, it took 31 minutes.
After palming girl with normal vision learned 8 more verses in 21 minutes, while her sister was able to reduce the time only 2 minutes.In other words, the mentality of the last already in the normal or near-normal state, which could not be significantly improved by palming, while the first girl whose mind was under some strain, was able to achieve through relaxation palming, and therefore able to improve their memory.Memory
even one individual differences in vision with two eyes can vary depending on whether both eyes open or eyes closed best.
Memory can not be strengthened in the least any more than can be enhanced vision.We remember without effort, just as we see without effort.The more we try to think or see, the less we are able to do so.
things we remember are the things that excite our interest to them.The reason that we have difficulty in learning of various disciplines is that they give us bored.When we are bored, our eyesight deteriorates.Boredom is a state of mental stress, in which the eyes can not function normally.
Girl with sharp vision, which we discussed above, could recite from memory entire books that were interesting to her.But she had an extreme dislike for mathematics and anatomy, and not only could not learn them but became myopic when they thought occurred to her.She could read the letters in the quarter of an inch in height to 20 feet in low light, but when she was asked to name figures in height of 1-2 inches in good light with 10 feet, half of which she called wrong.When she was asked to lay down a triple deuce, she called the first figure four before decided that all the same it will be five.At the same time all the time, while she was engaged in this unpleasant affair, retinoscope showed that she - myopic.When I asked her to look into my eyes with an ophthalmoscope, she could not see anything out there, though, in order to notice the details of the fundus requires a significantly lower degree of visual acuity, than it takes to see the moons of Jupiter.
One short-sighted woman, in contrast to the present case, was burning with love for mathematics and anatomy, and has achieved excellent results in them.It just as easily learned to use the ophthalmoscope, like the girl with the sharp vision learned Latin.Almost immediately she was able to see the optic nerve, and noted that the center of the retina is lighter than the periphery.She saw a light-colored lines (artery) and darker line (vein).At the same time on the blood vessels, and she saw the light stripes.Some ophthalmologists will never be able to see this, and in general one can not do without having normal vision.Its vision thus had at this time to become normal.Sight this girl, although not normal but were still better than for letters.
In both cases the ability to learn and the ability to see walked side by side with interest.She could read a reduced photocopy of the Bible, word for word, to retell old, could see the moons of Jupiter, and then draw a diagram of their location because of all these things were of interest to her.But she could not see the bottom of the eye as well as letters.Could not she see even half the number of digits of the number of letters seen.The reason for this was that these things were to her uninteresting and boring.But when she was told that it would be a good joke to surprise her teachers always reproached her for the lag in mathematics, received high praise on the upcoming exam, it woke up the interest in the subject, that she managed to learn enough material and collect as many as 78 points.For the other girls were nasty letters.Most items are not interested in it, which led to delays at him and becoming a habitual myopic.But when she was asked to look at the objects that excite intense interest in her, her vision became normal.
In short, when a person is not interested in anything, his mind spinning out of control, and people can not live without mental control or to learn or see anything.When the vision becomes normal, improving not only the memory, but all the other psychic abilities.People get rid of poor eyesight, often find that their ability to do the job improved.
One librarian age of about 70 years, forty of them wore glasses, discovered that after it has reached normal vision without glasses, he was able to work faster and more accurately with less tiring than it was before.The workload periods of time, or when there was no assistant, he worked for weeks from 7 in the morning until 11 at night and claimed that she felt after the end of the work less tired than before the beginning of her morning.Previously, although he did not work more than their colleagues, work is always very tiring him.Librarian also noticed an improvement in their mood.He had worked in the library and realized in a lot more than his colleagues.Therefore, it is often to seek advice.These disturbances before his vision was normal, greatly annoyed him, and often spoil the mood.Subsequently, however, they did not cause him any irritation.
In another case, when the vision became normal, able to relieve the symptoms of psychosis.He came to me one doctor who has examined many neurologists and ophthalmologists.But he came to me, not because he had some confidence in my method, but simply because he no longer had anything to do.He brought with him a fairly large collection of points, written out to him by different doctors.Moreover, among them, there was no two are alike.He told me that he wore glasses once for months, but to no avail, so he stopped wearing them, which obviously he was not hurt.Life in the open air is also not able to help him.On the advice of a number of prominent neurologists he threw even a couple of years of his practice to spend that time at the ranch.But this rest is nothing good to him, too, I did not give.
I checked his eyes and did not find in them any organic lesions and no refractive error.However, his vision of each eye was three-quarters of the normal, he suffered from double vision and all sorts of unpleasant symptoms.He saw some people standing on their heads, and little devils dancing on the roofs of tall buildings.Was he, and many other illusions of view, too numerous to describe here could.At night, his eyesight deteriorated so much that he had difficulty finding his own way.Walking along a country road, he assured that sees her best when averts his eyes far away from her, looking at the road edge of the retina, rather than its center.quite suddenly and without loss of consciousness, he suffered an attack of blindness at various time intervals.This gave him great anxiety, because he was a surgeon with a large and profitable medical practice, and he feared that this could happen during surgery.
His memory was very weak.He could not remember the color of the eyes of his family, even though many years have seen them every day.He did not remember any color as your house, or the number of rooms on different floors, or other parts.Faces and names of patients and friends, he remembered with difficulty or even could not do it.
Treat this person was very difficult, mainly because he had an infinite number of misconceptions about the physiological optics in general and his own history in particular.He insisted on the discussion of all these your thoughts and thought that while discussions are held, it will not achieve any success.Each day and each time he spent hours talking and arguing.His logic was awesome, and seemingly irrefutable, however, completely wrong.
His eccentric fixation was so high that when he looked at a 45 degree angle away from the big letter "C" on the test, he saw this letter as black as in direct sight of her.Voltage It was terrible and led to the emergence of a strong astigmatism.But the patient is not aware of, and to convince him that this symptom there is something abnormal, it was not possible.If he is still able to see any letter, he claimed that he should see her as much black as it really is, because it does not suffer from color blindness.In the end, he still learned to look away from one of the small letters on the test card and see it worse than when he looked straight at her.In fact, to achieve this, he spent 8 or 9 months, but when he was able to do it, he said that the feeling of it being such, as if with his mind lifted a heavy load.In the body, he felt a sense of peace and relaxation.
When asked to think of something black, closed his eyes and covered them with his hands, he said that to do this is not possible.It is seen in this case, any color, not only black, which typically must be seen when human optic nerve is not subject light exposure.But in college, he was an avid football player, which enabled him, after all, to find that he could remember a black football.I asked him to imagine that the ball thrown into the sea and he was carried away by the tide, becoming smaller and smaller in size, however, without losing the intensity of the black color.He was able to do it, and the tension was to drift along with the soccer ball.Once, after a lapse of time, the latter was reduced to the size of the point in the paper, the tension disappeared completely.Relief lasted only as long as the patient recalled a black dot, but since he could not remember it all the time, I advised him to use another method to achieve continuous relief.It consisted in the voluntary (arbitrary) deterioration of vision.The patient strongly opposed this plan."Oh my God!- Exclaimed on.- Is my vision was not bad enough that it was necessary to further degrade »
However, after a week-long dispute he agreed to try this method, which gave very good results?.Once he learned to see two or more sources of light, where there was only one making an effort to see the point of the light source and at the same time trying to see himself light source as well as when looking directly at him, he has learned to avoid the unconscious tension thatcausing double and multiple images.More like his more images are not disturbed.Likewise, it managed to get rid of other illusions.
One of his last misconceptions that need to be eliminated, it was his belief that in order to remember the black, you need to force.His logic in this matter has been formidable, but still, after so many hits, they managed to convince them that it is not necessary to apply any effort to relax.Once he realized this, his vision and mental condition improved immediately.
Ultimately, he improved his vision to 20/10, and more of it.At the same time, despite the fact that he was over 55 years old, he read diamond type at distances from 6 to 24 inches.His night blindness was gone.day blindness attacks stopped, too.He still managed to tell me what color the eyes of his wife and children.One day he said to me: "Doctor, I thank you for what you have done for my vision, but no words can convey a sense of gratitude that I have for you for what you have done for my psyche."
A few years later, he called me to report that there were no relapses, he had not.
From all these facts it is clear that any vision problems are much closer than is commonly thought to be associated with the psyche and that allow them any convex, concave or astigmatic lenses can not.