How Your Own Brain Could Be Your Worst Survival Enemy

How many ways can you think of to use a paper clip? If you can think of just 2 or 3, your brain may be functionally fixed. What is functional fixedness? Functional fixedness is a cognitive bias that limits a person’s concept of how an object might be used. They’re unable to think creatively of how to use a given object, like a paper clip. Functional fixedness also limits the solutions you might think of to a given problem. You …

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