Experience. There are two Caotids; the left carotid ascends from the arch of the aorta , the right , for the most part, from the subclavian artery of that side; both near the trachea and the internal jugular vein, to the altitude of the larynx, without branches; thus far they are called the Common Carotids; but there, at the larynx, they are divided into two great branches, one of which is called the external , the other the internal carotid; the former tends especially into the external parts of the head, the latter into the skull and brain. The external carotid is in front of and nearer to the larynx, but the internal is behind and farther from it.
According to Swedenborg , consciousness, which may be denned as the intelligent perception of ends or designs with discriminative apprehension of measure relation and bounds, is in every instance the function of and associated with a distinct specialized structure. This specialized structure occupies a relatively small space in that larger organism of which it is a part. The functional activity of this structure is periodic, and is governed by "letting in" or "turning off" the stream of that particular fluid-protoplasm which constitutes its "blood supply."
We hope to be able to issue the April number of The New Philosophy on time, with announcements of the time and place and programme of the annual meeting of the Swedenborg Scientific Association.