Less is more: Why our brains struggle to subtract

Less is more: Why our brains struggle to subtract

A newly discovered psychological phenomenon shows that people tend to default to adding as a method of solving problems. Whether it’s improving a design, fixing a problem or solving a puzzle – people think about what they can add before they think about what they can take-away. And this bias towards adding persists even when removing something is the better solution.

Read the full paper at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03380-y

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