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Brain teaser game: Can you count?

Do we all have “attention deficits”? Or is there something else going on? Let’s try this little experiment, conceived by Simons and Chabris for their classic study on sustained inattentional blindness.
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Beyond the Far Cliffs - Thinking Clearly

Beyond the Far Cliffs - Thinking Clearly | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

"All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work."   (Thomas Watson, IBM)

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The items on this topic are related to thinking and information on brain research.  The items posted are frequently directly related to one of my most popular management training programs -- Thinking Clearly and Analytically.  

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The Gap Between Work and Play is Narrower Than You Think

Don’t feel guilty about spending time on your hobby; the cross-pollination between work and creative pursuits can lead to leaps in innovation.
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How Diversity of Thought Makes A Difference

How Diversity of Thought Makes A Difference | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
“A diverse team that does not see the value of the diverse perspectives might as well not be diverse.” -- Mark Gistdirector of industrial participation a
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8 Indispensable Skills Millennials Need to Thrive in Today's Economy

8 Indispensable Skills Millennials Need to Thrive in Today's Economy | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Mastering these abilities will help those in the millennial generation to navigate any career path.
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This Graphic Reveals 10 Cognitive Biases That Shape Our Thinking

This Graphic Reveals 10 Cognitive Biases That Shape Our Thinking | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is an essential skill in our age of constant information (and misinformation), but our own subconscious biases don’t help matters much when it comes to sorting out truth from viral nonsense. This graphic outlines some of those biases, complete with examples so you understand how pervasive they can really be.
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8 Logical Fallacies That Fuel Anti-Science Sentiments

8 Logical Fallacies That Fuel Anti-Science Sentiments | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
We need science more than ever, yet many people find it hard to get accurate information about the scientific method and its achievements. Making things more difficult, their misconceptions about science are often driven by logical fallacies, or errors in deductive reasoning. Here are eight of the most common anti-science fallacies.
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3 Scientifically Proven Ways to Optimize Your Brain

3 Scientifically Proven Ways to Optimize Your Brain | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
If your meetings are sputtering, rewiring the gray matter may help get employees reconnected.
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A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking

A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

How to create a community of learners. Reflective prompts for students, teacher and principals. Modeled on Bloom's approach to thinking.

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Logic Puzzles by Puzzle Baron

Logic Puzzles by Puzzle Baron | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

When my brain is all mish-mashy, this site is a godsend: https://t.co/LhdMh6b0SZ I love that I can do super easy ones, or difficult ones.

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NY school says offer to 'change' student grades made to protect kids

NY school says offer to 'change' student grades made to protect kids | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
A New York Jewish Yeshiva is slamming critics of a controverial letter in which the school offered parents a better version of their child's report card with higher grades -- claiming the backlash is unfounded and the words taken out of context.
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I've posted this to my "Unintended Consequences File" because there are several that are easy to anticipate.  But this is also just a great example of illogical thinking!

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Easter Egg Hunt Logic Problem for Gifted and Talented

Easter Egg Hunt Logic Problem for Gifted and Talented | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

Easter Egg Hunt Logic Problem for Gifted and Talented | See more about Critical Thinking, Logic Puzzles and Easter.

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How NOT To Teach Critical Thinking (And What To Do Instead)

How NOT To Teach Critical Thinking (And What To Do Instead) | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

I ran head first into this piece of nonsense the other day:What is critical thinking?

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Agility: It rhymes with stability

Agility: It rhymes with stability | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Companies can become more agile by designing their organizations both to drive speed and create stability. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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The Increasing Importance of Critical Thinking in the Digital Age

The Increasing Importance of Critical Thinking in the Digital Age | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
"The old adage states, “Don’t believe everything you read.” It holds true today, more than ever.
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What is Critical Thinking? Why Does it Matter?

What is Critical Thinking? Why Does it Matter? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Critical Thinking is here to stay Study after study has confirmed that the skills gap is real for both the current leadership pipeline within organizations and
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9 Ways to Improve Your Business Performance with Mind Mapping

9 Ways to Improve Your Business Performance with Mind Mapping | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

Mind mapping is a powerful graphic technique which provides the key for unlocking the potential of your business performance.

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Weekly Wrap: What Logical Lessons Managers Can Learn From Mr. Spock

Weekly Wrap: What Logical Lessons Managers Can Learn From Mr. Spock | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Mr. Spock has died. He lived long, and prospered. Of course, Star Trek's Mr. Spock, the character, will still be around because fictional people never really
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One Genius’ Lonely Crusade to Teach a Computer Common Sense

One Genius’ Lonely Crusade to Teach a Computer Common Sense | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
For decades, as the tech world passed him by, Doug Lenat has fed computers millions of rules for daily life. Is this the way to artificial common sense?
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Don’t Make Important Decisions Late in the Day

Don’t Make Important Decisions Late in the Day | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

Cognitive fatigue affects your judgment and performance.

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80 Ways to Think Better

80 Ways to Think Better | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Critical Thinking skills never go out of style. Here are 80 ways to sharpen your skills for better thinking.
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Combining aerobic and mental training can significantly improve mental and cognitive health

Combining aerobic and mental training can significantly improve mental and cognitive health | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
(Editor's Note: Hat tip to co-author Tj Shors for bringing this fascinating new study to our attention) "It is widely accepted that aerobic exercise and
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Common Knowledge

Common Knowledge | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion. - Dale Carnegie, American writer While playing the com

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Girls basketball team gets booted from league for being too good

Girls basketball team gets booted from league for being too good | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
A Minnesota youth basketball team has been ejected from a league for being too good and now the coach, parents and players are crying foul.
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I've posted this to my "Unintended Consequences File" because there are several that are easy to anticipate.  But this is also just a great example of illogical thinking!

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25 Critical Thinking Apps For Extended Student Learning -

25 Critical Thinking Apps For Extended Student Learning - | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

There are many apps that do promote critical thinking--and often extended critical thinking and learning at that.

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Logical Thinking Process

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Philip Marris interviews Bill Dettmer about the Logical Thinking Process, the book "Logical Thinking Process" and the training course that they host together... | Theory Of Constraints

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Faster Horses… and Customer Outcomes

Faster Horses… and Customer Outcomes | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Steve Jobs said: You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.

This is true. So, don’t ask them what they want. Ask them what they’re trying to do, what they’re trying to achieve. Ask them about their pain points, their needs, their desired outcomes in what they’re doing. 
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