The physiology of the primordial emotion of thirst
This chapter examines the neuroimages of the brain when the primal emotion of thirst invades the stream of consciousness. It describes the physical changes in the body that produce thirst, and the organization that subserves it at different levels of evolutionary development. It discusses the notion that ‘dryness of the mouth’ is the primary cause of thirst and explains how satiation of thirst by drinking water causes an immediate precipitate disappearance of thirst.
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