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The Incredible Value of Mental Models in a World of Infomania

By Nat Eliason in Psychology

“The biggest challenge we face with information today isn’t finding it, but focusing on retaining what’s useful. If you focus on retaining data, you’ll use up your available memory on information you could have Googled as you needed it. But by focusing on retaining mental models and methods of understanding, you free yourself from needing to retain all the little data and may find you never need it at all.”

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[Editor’s note: Last week, in the Matrix Gazette, we published a story that recommended against mental models: “The Mental Model Fallacy,” that you may find of interest.]

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