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Less is more: Why our brains struggle to subtract

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When solving problems, humans tend to think about adding something before they think of taking something away - even when subtracting is the better solution. Experiments show that this newly discovered psychological phenomenon applies across a range of situations from improving a physical design to solving an abstract puzzle.

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

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