Scott discussed on The Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman


Boy, what other topic? What have I missed? What have I missed? I feel like we covered. We covered a lot thinking when our bodies thinking with our surroundings. Now, well, here's something I think is super cool about your book. The way that we can the way we can unload our ideas into notebooks and other things. I've long argued in the field of intelligence that we focus too much on working memory capacity is the core aspect of human intelligence and that you can get a lot more intelligence out of people, especially neurodiverse people who work from memory issues. By allowing them to take these IQ tests or things by unloading it from your mind. So I've made that argument. I think it's just dovetails nicely with a lot of the things we're talking about. That is interesting, Scott. I mean, I've been arguing since the book came out, I've made the point on a bunch of podcasts that people who learn differently or think differently are often kind of leading the way in terms of extending the mind because because their brains don't work the same as other people's because they're atypical. Is that how you say it? Yeah. They divergent. Neurodivergent, yeah. They have had to develop ways of thinking outside the brain and using skillfully using resources and not thinking in the conventional way, but in developing often very ingenious solutions that involve thinking outside the brain. And that there's a lot we have to learn from people who've encountered challenges in conventional classrooms and workplaces, you know, because they've been forced by necessity to come up with really ingenious ways of thinking outside the brain. And cognitive offloading, as you mentioned, is one of those ways. Just getting I think all of us can benefit from getting that stuff out of our.

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