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Andy McIntosh, Emeritus Chair in Thermodynamics and Combustion Theory, University of Leeds, answers the question "What is abstract thinking?" related to his talk "Science, Mathematics, and Beauty" given at the 2016 European Leadership Forum. - See more at www.FOCLonline.org FOCLID 7664_1
How do you go from a concrete object like a basketball to an abstract idea like a circle? Why do you see the one and think about the other? What makes this kind of thing useful? Abstract thinking allows us to identify patterns and see common features. Once we abstract away the differences, we can group the similarities to come up with a new idea all its own. In just a few spare minutes, let's take a tour of the skills involved in this thought process and consider some practical applications. Text + video version: http://www.nativlang.com/logic/thinking-abstract.php Music by nativlang
Getting smart - abstract thinking part 1. The way of thinking abstract. This can be fun if you do it. This video is brought to you by http://www.slackhax.com
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/5-tips-to-improve-your-critical-thinking-samantha-agoos Every day, a sea of decisions stretches before us, and it’s impossible to make a perfect choice every time. But there are many ways to improve our chances — and one particularly effective technique is critical thinking. Samantha Agoos describes a 5-step process that may help you with any number of problems. Lesson by Samantha Agoos, animation by Nick Hilditch.
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Abstract thinking separates us from other forms of life, and it's a handy skill to possess. Abstract thinking is at the heart of technology, art, and much of the observable achievements of mankind. But the concept of abstraction is to throw away what is real and observable, and replace it with a conceptual representation. Unfortunately, abstract thinking has caused us to create and live in a virtual reality world, far removed from "this" (present moment reality). Awareness is the only tool you have to see through these abstractions for what they are: manufactured mental constructs that can keep you from being present.
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Getting smart - abstract thinking part 2. The way of thinking abstract. This can be fun if you do it. This video is brought to you by http://www.slackhax.com
Jon Drypnz, based in Wellington, New Zealand, is an artist who specialises in wall paintings but also spends a great deal of time toiling in his studio. Describing his work as a form of "Abstract Surrealism", he brings his distinct imagery to Wellington and around the world. Jon Drypnz has been commissioned locally as well as abroad in Australia, the UK, Germany and further afield. Jon talks about communicating his ideas through fresh and abstract forms as part of bringing his insight and unique perception of the world. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These...
A series of interviews were conducted to show the relationship between age and the individual's ability to give educated answers to abstract words.
Note that this is NOT a sample from a real aptitude test but an approximation only. In this tutorial SAMPLE, you will see examples of constructive patterns that you may get in a real Inductive (Non-Verbal Logical or Abstract) Reasoning test. The constructive pattern is where identical shapes multiply or decrease in number to form some continuously developing pattern. Logical (Abstract or Inductive) Reasoning tests are used by most of the graduate employers in selection/recruitment processes. Most popular providers/publishers of such tests are SHL and Kenexa. The test tutorial pack is designed in a similar style/format.