"The mind is a compact, multiply connected thought mass with internal connections of the most intimate kind. It grows continuously as new thought masses enter it, and this is the means by which it continues to develop."

Bernhard Riemann On Psychology and Metaphysics ca. 1860

"It is clear that the minds are the most important part of the universe, and that everything was established for their sake; that is, in choosing the order of things, the greatest account was taken of them; all things being arranged in such a way that they appear the more beautiful the more they are understood."

G. W. Leibniz

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

"Why the mirror lies: Individuals with body dysmorphic disorder see their own faces differently "

Conversely, according to Leonardo da Vinci from his notebook writings, the opposite can be true. That is, that one's notion of facial beauty may be unduly influenced by narcissism. However, Hieronymous Bosch appears to have had a variation of this problem. He has been reported to have uttered that he only let his children out at night because they were so ugly.

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