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Why our brains miss opportunities to improve through subtraction – Phys.org

If, as the saying goes, less is more, why do we humans overdo so much?

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If, as the saying goes, less is more, why do we humans overdo so much?
In a new paper featured on the cover of Nature, University of Virginia researchers explain why people rarely look at a situation, object or idea that needs improvingin all kinds of contextsand think to remove something as a solution. Instead, we almost always add some element, whether it helps or not.
The team’s findings suggest a fundamental reason that people struggle with overwhelming schedules, that institutions bog down…

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