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Jan
19
comment Do children show top-down processing as much as adults do?
Piaget would say no
Jan
19
comment Is there a correlation between high IQ and creativity?
I believe this question is in regards to the IQ/creativity Threshold Theory, which I'm having a heck of a time finding a good, single page description of. If anyone finds one we should probably add it to the body of the question.
Jan
19
comment How is a young child able to learn language so easily?
The Critical Period is a large part of what you're talking about but at the moment I don't have the time for a full answer
Jan
19
comment How is it that taking a break from a problem sometimes allows you to figure out the answer?
Your mind sits on the egg passively. Incubation is (arguably) a passive process in this context. Tearing open the egg would be actively seeking it, and would yield less than ideal results.
Jan
19
comment How is it that taking a break from a problem sometimes allows you to figure out the answer?
@Kris how so? Sitting on a thing (idea) until it develops seems like an apt metaphor.
Jan
18
comment How is it that taking a break from a problem sometimes allows you to figure out the answer?
@Josh just added some more information about Fixation as well, which is also very relevant, and another great article on the matter.