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The Secret To Creativity, Intelligence, And Scientific Thinking

The Secret To Creativity, Intelligence, And Scientific Thinking | Technology |

The image is from cartoonist Hugh MacLeod, who came up with such a brilliant way to express a concept that’s often not that easy to grasp.

The image makes a clear point—that knowledge alone is not useful unless we can make connections between what we know. Whether you use the terms “knowledge” and “experience” to explain the difference or not, the concept itself is sound.

Lots of great writers, artists and scientists have talked about the importance of collecting ideas and bits of knowledge from the world around us, and making connections between those dots to fuel creative thinking and new ideas.

Via The Learning Factor
The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 19, 2014 5:11 AM

Research shows that creativity and intelligence are linked with the physical connections in our brains. Here's how to connect the dots.

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Instinct Can Beat Analytical Thinking

Instinct Can Beat Analytical Thinking | Technology |

Researchers have confronted us in recent years with example after example of how we humans get things wrong when it comes to making decisions. It is not, however, the only lens through which to view decision-making. Psychologist Gerd Gigerenzer has spent his career focusing on the ways in which we get things right, or could at least learn to. In Gigerenzer’s view, using heuristics, rules of thumb, and other shortcuts often leads to better decisions than the models of “rational” decision-making developed by mathematicians and statisticians. During a visit to HBR’s New York office, Gigerenzer discussed his work for an Ideacast podcast, which you can listen to here (plus transcript)