The Reason Smart People Sometimes Struggle with “Aha” Moments

The Reason Smart People Sometimes Struggle with “Aha” Moments

By Fouad Bendris

Having a high working memory capacity (WMC) generally helps with problem-solving by allowing us to avoid distractions, pull up relevant information, and complete multiple steps in a complex task. But not all problems benefit from that approach.

Previous research has shown that people with high WMC will choose problem-solving strategies that play to their strengths, adding more steps and complexity to the process than are strictly necessary — or efficient !

Fouad Bendris’s insight:
A good working memory can get in the way …
The upshot: If you’re the sort of person who remembers everything and proceeds methodically, perhaps the next time you look for insight you should start by having a glass of wine ;()

Source:: Strategy & Governance

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