The Schematic Thought of Cities beyond the Hermann Theory

  • Tuqa Raad Alrobaee
  • Ibrahim Jawad Al Yousif


The research focuses on one of the important theories on the human
brain, how to understand the nature of human thinking and predict its
behavior, Hermann's theory, by introducing a new philosophical vision,
looking for the center in Herman's model, Called the inner senses as adopted
by the philosopher Ibn Sina.
Thus, the research problem summarized as follows: the absence of a
center in Hermann's model of organizing and coordination between the four
parts of his brain that he proposed. The research adopted the hypothesis that
there is a close relationship between the inner senses as proposed by Ibn Sina
and Hermann's model, To the supposed center of this model), and the
research aims through this proposal to find new symbolic forms developed
model Hermann show the presence of the center and reflect the state of
dynamism and change that characterizes the brain.
The study found that the sense of "force" of common sense represents
the center in the Hermann model, while the imaginary (pictured) represents
part A, the image represents the creative part D, the illusion represented the
part C, and the memory (the clipboard) represents part B.
The study examined four models of cities in which different ways of
thinking used, in which a certain part of the brain was clearly dominated by
the four parts. However, the research found that despite the dominance of a
particular part, there is a role for other parts but in varying proportions. The
four parts are (common sense) which called in our research (human
integration) which is the supposed center of the brain.


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Alrobaee, T. R. and Al Yousif, I. J. (2018) “The Schematic Thought of Cities beyond the Hermann Theory”, Iraqi Journal of Architecture & Planning, 14(2). Available at: (Accessed: 18August2019).

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