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Zoom Out to Integrate Reasoning

A child sitting in a classroom observing a spinning globe.

How can you train your brain to see a bigger picture?

Small details can distract thinking and problem-solving. Zoom out to gain a broader perspective and anchor your reasoning to bigger ideas, diverse perspectives and global themes.

SCIENCE SAYS:

The process of synthesizing information strengthens one's ability to form abstract ideas and integrate personal experiences with world knowledge, critical skills for higher-order learning. Applying the Brainpower of Zoom Out helps avoid silos of isolated and static thinking.

BEGIN BY:

  • Stepping back from details and seeking out big picture ideas
  • Considering possible connections between different ways of thinking
  • Challenging yourself to look beyond literal meaning and explore abstract conclusions
  • Focusing on big picture ideas: Apply strategic thinking to boost your problem-solving

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