Gertrude Stein attended Radcliffe College. She was a student of psychologist William James, and under his supervision, conducted experiments on normal motor automatism (stream of consciousness). This is described as a phenomenon created to occur in people when their attention is divided between two simultaneous activities, such as writing and speaking. It is a method used to portray a person’s point of view by giving written thought processes. B.F. Skinner believes her poem Tender Buttons is an example of normal motor automatism. She stated she never accepted the theory of automatic writing in a letter she wrote in the 1930s. She writes; “[T]here can be automatic movements, but not automatic writing. Writing for the normal person is too complicated an activity to be indulged in automatically."( Meyer, Steven (2001), Irresistible Dictation: Gertrude Stein and the Correlations of Writing and Science, S...
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