The Neuroscience of Complex Problem Solving

3 Strategies for Tapping the Power of Your Non-conscious

What happens in our brains when we solve problems?  First, consider that there are different types of problem solving.  There is linear problem solving, which includes problems that have one solution and are usually better solved analytically.  Examples of linear problems include things like math problems and balancing a checking account.  Complex problems however, have more than one solution and solved better with a different kind of thinking.  Complex problems require non-conscious thinking.  These types of problems are