COMPLEXITY AND SIMPLIFICATION IN COGNITION
Inspired by two superb posts at The Eide Neurolearning Blog,
and with a pointer or two from Critt
, I have made my maiden post at Newsvine
on "Complexity and Simplification in Cognition
A sample quote:"Furthermore, complex thinkers are also well placed to propose solutions or plans of action in a chaotic environment as their "transdiciplinary" perspective is essentially a bias toward horizontal thinking, looking across multiple domains to see the interconnections, parallels, analogies and symmetries. Organizations that emphasize promoting individuals of this type will be likely to be more resilient and creative in adapting to change. At the other end of the spectrum, thinkers who are adept at simplification will also prove highly useful. I queried the Eides for a neuroscientific follow-up along these lines and they obliged
Read the whole thing here
.On the subject of Newsvine:
It is not as user friendly a format as Blogger and writing that post was probably about 25 % more time consuming than it would be here. On the other hand, it exposes my writings to a different online audience and posseses some features that Blogger does not have ( most of which I have yet to explore). I've dipped my toe into Newsvine at Critt's urging, and given his impressive track record, I thought that his recommendation might pique the interest of the more computer literate folks out there.
So if Sean
would like to give me their informed opinion, fire away !