Ideas from others may prevent ‘fixation’ on your first solutions

When solving problems, we tend to rely on things that have worked in the past, which psycholgists call "fixation." Other ideas may get you out of the rut.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 14, 2020 ~5 min

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Word nerds may be faster at learning to code than math whizzes

Language aptitude is a better predictor of learning to code than math skills, researchers find.

U. Washington • futurity
March 3, 2020 ~7 min

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