This is the sort of layered, symbolically associative thinking
to which Hills is such a magnificent guide (hence his section on the 'Shroud as Sign').
As such there is an increase in associative thinking
when an athlete makes the switch from training to racing that is seemingly independent of exercise time and intensity.
People have outstanding skills in pattern recognition, associative thinking
, and forms of natural sense-making.
Nowadays, we can sense a new shift of design thinking and educating which aspires to associative thinking
. According to this approach, reality is constructed temporarily and permanently through associations of different agents that form it, creating a kind of ecosystem in which a systemic logic defines temporary hierarchies and dominations.
Here, the form of Gander's associative thinking
, which he's explored over the past decade, has been hollowed of all content--possibly freeing up your gaze to take in the nearby designer chair on which a guard is sitting.
Quoting from Dr Hal Gregorsen's Book (the Innovator's DNA) this includes: Courage, Observation Skills, Questioning, Networking and then the ability to synthesise this into Associative Thinking
While it does assert "life lessons," it does so through the quick associative thinking
of brief anecdote and summation, and so avoids the typical memoir's labored endgame.
Such sculpting may replicate associative thinking
as well as emphasize phrasal ("is still a self," and "is still a bell") and structural repetitions.
These inadvertent, natural Rorschachs rekindled my long-standing interest in associative thinking
and investing the work with psychological resonances.
Van Gogh was not just a poet, but an artist whose prodigious visual memory buttressed his associative thinking
. Combining the two allowed him to see the world differently and to reconstruct it according to his own vision.
There is empirical evidence now that information overload and associative thinking
may be reshaping how they think.
The former happens because, if you stay in control by being utterly rational, you will reject nonlinear or associative thinking
and forgo using intuition, even though many creative people credit intuition as the source of their discoveries.