Wednesday, October 2, 2002

Fringes of the mind

"In the cognitive science of consciousness, there is a lot of interest in what people call the 'fringe of the mind', an idea started by William James, the father of psychology, who in 1890 wrote about the 'reinstatement of the vague' - the ability to be interested in ideas that are not yet fully formed. Creative people have a more intimate relationship with the fringes of their mind, and consequently are able to catch the gleam of an idea as it flashes across the corner of their consciousness." (from the Guardian.)

I dunno, but it seems like I spend an inordinate amount of time in the fringes of my mind...

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