Chapter 10. MEGA-SKILL 3: "Intulogical" Thinking

"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination can take you anywhere."

Albert Einstein

HERE ARE TWO FAIRLY EASY THINKING CHALLENGES, or puzzles, which illustrate two contrasting mental processes. Please solve each puzzle and then read the discussion that follows.

Before you begin, here are a couple of tips that may help you solve them more quickly:

  1. Try to think metaboxically—think about the problem as well as about the ingredients of the problem. Sit back and look at it. Ask yourself, "What kind of thinking will it take to solve this?" "What do I have to figure out?" "What do I know?"

  2. Try talking to yourself—aloud—about the problem. When you vocalize your thinking process, you call on other mental processes ...

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