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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 21, No. 2. March 27, 1958

Oh, for those few creative moments

Oh, for those few creative moments

In conclusion Dr. Scott referred to the social implications of these facts about human behaviour. "There are many examples where our institutions force on us periods of perceptual isolation, long or short, as for instance some prisons and long air flights. Further, the high points of human thinking and efficiency require the minimum of obviously distracting and irrelevent stimuli. Yet it is paradoxical that these are the very conditions which will inevitably lead to quick deterioration. Close concentration cuts us off too completely from the range of stimulations with which the brain must be bombarded if it is to remain in its best, most efficiently organised working condition. Most of man's Noblest, most creative moments are indeed moments only; we take off but we remain airborne only briefly. Our best thoughts comes only in bursts."

The Editors regret that a summary of the [unclear: ddress] 'Crime: Sin or Disease'? by Rev. L. C. [unclear: elemenls], Senior Chaplain of Prisons, has been [unclear: able] to be included.

Dr T. H. Scott M.A.. Ph.D. (McGill). Chairman, Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Psychology, University of Auckland. Previously Research Assistant at McGill University, 1952-54, and Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Canterbury. Toured the United States on a Carnegie Grant in 1955. An N.Z.U. Blue in Hockey and a writer for various journals, including "Landfall."