communication exclude problem solving

From: Andy Toth (
Date: Sat Feb 10 2001 - 11:07:23 MST

that's a good one. i call it an access restriction. perhaps it is
evident when one responds to a complex question and the responder is
generating the answer on the fly. however, the communication skills
should have already been integrated via past interaction, just as the
experiment had already been performed (in this example). a high
recall to generation ratio response should be apparent if a-the
responder has activated this social condition prior b-the scientist
has performed the experiment.

i think scientists should have comm skills, it makes the science more
fun. and also audience mode detection skills should increase,
providing the most optimal comm.

however, i do know what you mean, Barbara. if i am thinking about
some kind of process or am in a heavy integration mode, it is not
easy to talk to people. it is good that the brain does not process
all at once -- total mess (at least in the foreground, 2001)


Bryan Moss wrote:
> Barbara Lamar wrote:
> > Greg Burch recently commented that most scientists are not
> > good at communicating. I wonder if this is because of the
> > sort of training they've had, or if it's because the ability
> > of a brain to function "scientifically" generally precludes
> > the ability to communicate well in the usual manner.
> As I understand it, the short-term memory that is involved in
> problem solving is the same used for speaking and listening.
> Perhaps, then, scientists tend to access their short-term
> memory in ways not necessarily geared to communication.
> BM

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