Imaginational and cognitive intensities, qualities of the kind of “teeming” brain that many high ability and creative people have, may be key elements for solving problems and doing creative thinking.

But over-active thinking and imagination can sometimes get in our way.

This number problem comes from the post Overthinking and Your Child-Like Mind and, as the caption notes (click to view larger size), children are able to solve it much more quickly than programmers.

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Overthinking, Worry and Creative Problem-solving

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  1. This is a problem for a lot of adults. Getting control of your creativity and getting control of the images you make in your brain is important.

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