Boris Sidis, psychology, foundations of psychology. CHAPTER XXXI. THE PRINCIPLE OF RESERVE ENERGY We have pointed out the significance of inhibitions in keeping back the systemic neuron energy from fully being discharged under normal conditions of life, and we have also shown that the removal of inhibitions results in the full liberation of the accumulated neuron energy.
Boris Sidis, psychology, foundations of psychology. CHAPTER XXXVII. REGAINED ENERGY AND MENTAL HEALTH. The principle of reserve energy, developed independently by Professor James and myself, is of the utmost importance to abnormal psychology.
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NEURON ENERGY AND ITS PSYCHOMOTOR MANIFESTATIONS. Ira Van Gieson, M.D., & Boris Sidis, Ph.D. Archives of Neurology and Psychopathology, 1898, 1, 5-24.
"An uncompromising intellectual honesty that impelled him to a blunt outrightness with regard to whatever seemed to him erroneous or mischievous, and it is not difficult to understand why during his lifetime Boris Sidis did not enjoy the full measure of recognition which he merited, and which it would seem certain will eventually be accorded to him."
Jan 21, 2005 · Boris Sidis was a famous psychotherapist from the turn of the 20th century who said there was a state called the ‘hypnoidal state’ that allowed you to tap into something called reserve energy. Supposedly tapping into this reserve energy which regenerates mental energy is how he and his family became so accomplished (his son was considered one of the smartest, if not the smartest man to ...
Boris and Sarah Sidis were Russian Jewish immigrants, 19-year-old Boris and two of his friends arriving in 1886, and 13-year-old Sarah and her father booking passage in 1887. In his hometown of Berdichev, Boris “knew several languages, was well versed in history, and composed poetry that was put to music by the townspeople of Berdichev*”.
However, Boris Sidis himself dismissed tests trying to measure intelligence as “silly, pedantic, absurd, and grossly misleading.” (For more on Sidis and his son, see: A Genius Among Us: The Sad Story of William J. Sidis) The “reserve energy” theory was later summarized by Lowell Thomas down to, “The average person develops only 10% of ...
William James Sidis was born to Jewish emigrants from Ukraine, on April 1, 1898, in New York City. His father, Boris Sidis, PhD, M.D., had emigrated in 1887 to escape political and anti-semitic persecution.: 2–4 His mother, Sarah (Mandelbaum) Sidis, M.D., and her family had fled the pogroms in the late 1880s.
Boris Sidis and his wife, Sarah, had made it their mission to jolt turn-of-the-century Americans with a thrilling, and intimidating, message: learning, if it was begun soon enough, could yield phenomenal results very early and rapidly.