Leonardo da Vinci Quote

The soul seems to reside in the judgment, and the judgment would seem to be seated in that part where all the senses meet; and this is called the Common Sense and is not all-pervading throughout the body, as many have thought. Rather is it entirely in one part. Because, if it were all-pervading and the same in every part, there would have been no need to make the instruments of the senses meet in one centre and in one single spot; on the contrary it would have sufficed that the eye should fulfil the function of its sensation on its surface only, and not transmit the image of the things seen, to the sense, by means of the optic nerves, so that the soul — for the reason given above — may perceive it in the surface of the eye.


The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci (Richter, 1888) - XIV Anatomy, Zoology and Physiology

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The soul seems to reside in the judgment, and the judgment would seem to be seated in that part where all the senses meet; and this is called the...

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The soul seems to reside in the judgment, and the judgment would seem to be seated in that part where all the senses meet; and this is called the...

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The soul seems to reside in the judgment, and the judgment would seem to be seated in that part where all the senses meet; and this is called the...

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The soul seems to reside in the judgment, and the judgment would seem to be seated in that part where all the senses meet; and this is called the...