When a piece of information is presented to your brain, it is trying to make sense of it in the quickest and easiest way possible. The way it does this is that it applies previously learned principles and comparable experiences. But by so doing, what you end up with has an inherent bias AND is often much more complex to test than the principles themselves that your brain is basing the solution off of. By first recognizing and walking back through our thought process, we can make testing simpler and quicker. This article discusses the concepts of how your brain processes information, differences in principles vs. solutions, and thought processes you can employ to identify principles.
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