Monday, January 08, 2007

The Expert Mind

As you can guess, I tend to read Scientific American religiously.

It's a very interesting read on how experts process large amounts of information to come to their conclusions.

It talks about "innate talent" vs. "intensive training", and may give hopes to those of us who want to improve our mental abilities in a particular area.

1 comment:

Jake of All Trades said...

Very interesting. Makes me want to adjust (though not quite abandon) my recent fascination with the Robert Heinlein "Specialization is for insects" quote.

PS: Good call on the new "Science" label for blog posts. I backfilled with some posts from the archives.