THE MICHIGAN DAILY MAGAZINE
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1921
Books and Authors STUDENTS DISTRACTED BY ORGAN
MUSIC, WORK MATH PROBLEMS
(Continued from Page 5) ed, they do is/nine cases out of ten, (By Ben H. Lee, Jr.) the secondary consciousnessw which oc-
"'TRE BRtIARtY BUSh" and that ia near eoough. We cao
"THEgIARYrBSH" an ttiseanonh.Wecu Attention, math students! Do you curs in dreams is over-stimulated and
BU .figure on it as we ceo on the curve' ofte may act much better thao the
(By 0. D- E-) of chance. ever strike a problem that you simply
primary consciousness. But in the
Floyd Dell's secood navel. "The Floyd Dell has given us the pie crust can't see through? If you never have, case of the solving of math while
Briary Bush," (Knopf) drops con- without the pie, an excellent bottle then you are unusual; you should be listening to organ music, it would
siderably below his first, "Moon Calf." of gin without a corkscrew. All we well marked. But o doubt you have seem that it would be a distraction
I was greatly disappointed in the bak. can do is to gaze and guess. and will, so here's a recipe for solvingai and hence a hindrance. In fact,
Aside from this I doubt the verity your next "sticker." psychologists do admit that it is a
Where "Moon Calf" is free tran senti- of spots in his theme. "Moon Calf" But first, have you ever heard of; distraction; however, there is yet an
mentalities and biasstas "The Briary we learned, was largely autobiographi- "dreaming" the solution of a mathe- explanation for the phenomenon.
Bush" is full of them. cal. "ThefBriary Bush" may be also. matics problem? For some time it Professor Walter B. Pillsbury, of
In his new novel the author has This at least, would account for Dell's has been known that if a person the psychology department and di-
taken up two years of married life as squeamishness at certain stages in the would concentrate intensively on a rector of the psychological laboratory,
tlee b ,novel, certain glossings over, certain problem just before retiring, upon explains the question at hand. "The
playings of peek-a-boo with the read- awa ening said persons would have apparent explanation of the effect of
and as all the rest of it. This is fair er. Again we find spots that are ut- "dreamed" the answer to the question, distraction in the light of the results
enough as far as it goes. The trouble terly unrealistic and asinine. Other than mathematics problems is that the individual exerts himself
is that it is not a full length study. Yet, the novel is not bad. The fact have been solved in this manner, too. to overcome the distraction and puts
It tells no more of marriage as an that it goes on from the marriage However, the latest method of work- forth more than enough extra effort
institution than would the story of ceremony instead of stopping there is ing the difficult math and the one to overcome it and in consequence
the honeymoon week. in itself arresting. In the book are much in vogue here at Michigan at does more than before. But it is at
There are squabbles and scenes and many excellent descriptions of city the present time is to go to the Twi- the expense of extra fatigfie. It has
tears and kisses to be sure; the wife life, of parties, of people, of actions. light Organ recitals which are held; been shown by numerous psychologic-
even goes so far as to hie herself From the top of page 218 to page 223 every Tuesday afternoon in Hill audi- ao experiments that the majority of
home and then to California. But at there is, without exception, the best toriim. There under the influence ordinary persons can do more difficult
the end the two characters are still description I have ever seen of "re- and spell of the organ music many a work when there is some apparent
very much in love. Even this is well lined burlesque" and of the typical math problem may be overthrown. disturbance near them.
enough. Such love may last from one audience watching the same. This is not fiction; it's a fact, and "Although I do not know of any ex-
week to five years or even more. I wonder, a little irritably, at the there is a psychological explanation periments ever having been made with
The third year would probably have errors, typographical and otherwise, behind it. a group of persons working in the
been the important one. This is when which I find all through the book., In the case of "dreaming" answers presence of organ music, yet it would
love generally begins to fade and do- Small things perhaps, but they help to problems, the psychological ex- seem to me that this music would
mestic differences take on a deeper to spoil the rapid tempo of the book. planation is that there is great con- have the same ultimate effect as any
tone and develop into serious conse- In a book of Dreiser's, profound and centration upon the subject in hand other disturbance; that is within cer-
quences. Th advent of children of- slow moving, I should forgive them, as while the worker is awake and then uain limits," said Professor Pillsbury.
ten saves husband and wife from I frequently do.
breaking up, and in general, all then At the top of page 231 I find two
goes well until between the fifteenth complete lines twisted around, and ?
and twentieth year of married life find several misspelled words which
when the man has a tendency to kick are typographical errors, but worse
over the traces because a couple of than this, I find errors in spelling evi- "
young eyes and a row of perfect teeth dently committed by the writer him-
has taken Lis fancy. He may not do it self. The plural of larynx is written
but the tendency is there. '"larynxes," "criticism" is spelled with
These postulates are not figments a "z" instead of an "s," and so on.
of a pessimistic imagination. Rather These things may be permissable, but
have I gathered them from newspap- not according to my five-pound die-
ers, from the domestic courts, from tionary.
observance of my friends relatives, Advice being free and easy to give,
and others. While they do not al- I advise both the publisher and the
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