The Reflection Of William Schaaf Of Brooklyn College
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A child has a noticeable capacity for attention or concentration, which is an adjustment of the mental faculties, in co-operation with physical faculties, to the reception of certain stimuli in preference to all others. A student concentrating on his textbook is giving attention to his reading, and to his consideration of that reading, above everything else for the moment. His stimulus to such attention is perhaps interest in the subject, or the desire to profit by its study and mastery. William L. Schaaf of Brooklyn College said “When we attend to what we are doing, we concentrate our faculties upon it. This means that we shut out, so far as we can, all distracting stimuli and adjust our muscle as well as our minds to the matter in hand”.
Attention constantly shifts, in spite of all we can do. Our thoughts leap momentarily from one thing to another. If you look at a pattern of a wall-paper, you will seem to perceive one arrangement for a moment, and then the arrangement will change. William L. Schaaf by his example he showed that, according to him you cannot separate your two eyes holding a red glass in front of one and blue glass in front of the other, you will seem to see blue for a moment and then red, and vice-versa. It is impossible to look at any object steadily, for any length of time, without the attention fluctuating. In this Case, strictly speaking it is impossible to give attention to more than one thing at a one time. According to Schaaf, when a person seems