The Plastic Brain

A good argument for qualitative, rather than quantitative, assessment?

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Fascinating study on the power of vagueness to allow positive thinking and leave the door open to creativity.

“Is the eternal quest for precise information always worthwhile? Our research suggests that, at times, vagueness has its merits. Not knowing precisely how they are progressing lets people generate positive expectancies that allow them to perform better. The fuzzy boundaries afforded by vague information allow people to distort that information in a favorable manner.”

In Praise Of Vagueness | Wired Science | Wired.com (via wildcat2030)

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Author: Rogan Tinsley

Biology, science and maths teacher with a PhD in Neuroscience and passion for education.

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