Sat Apr 6 09:46:08 EDT 2019

The cost of mental work

There seem to be two components:

1. Loading the problem into working memory

2. Waiting for the solution to fall out

The latter seems to happen automatically once the problem is loaded.
Before a problem can be loaded, the gates need to be openend.  The
mind needs to be tricked into finding it interestion.  If not, it will
refuse to absorb the information, maybe as a protection mechanism?

So really there is a thing that happens first:

0. Trick the mind into making the problem relevant