How the human brains works in solving problems
Each day, we are faced with different challenges which we need find a solution to. They range from trying to understand why the tea got spilt to complex problems such as that of a fatal accident happening. We always try to find a workable solution and to understand the logic and reasoning behind such happenings. That’s the task of the brain.
The human brain is responsible for helping humans detect a problem, analyses the details and circumstances surrounding the problem as well as look for creative ways in which such problems can be handled in a manner which works best for us.
One of the most common methods of approaching a problem is through creative reasoning which enables one to find a solution which works to one’s advantage. Other ways also used includes;
Trial and error.
This is an instance of working with several solutions and eliminating those which are not practical and the workable ones can then be used to come up with a solution.
Use of algorithms.
This is an instance of where a person goes to the drawing board and sketches a step by step approach of solving a given problem.
Among these strategies creative thinking, sometimes called critical thinking or creative insight involves the conscious part of the brain which deals with decision making and conflict management.
When a problem arises, this part of the brain is triggered to find a solution and any other which might cause distraction such as the visual functioning part will have reduced activity. That’s why when you are thinking of a solution, you might have to shut your eyes or go to a secluded area where there are no distractions so that you can have deep concentration which will enable you come up with a good solution.
Factors which facilitate creative problem solving;
This means that a positive mindset as well as a relaxed state is paramount to problem solving. There are several factors which can trigger both of these states and they include;
A positive mood helps in coming up with good solutions because it enables a person to be open to ideas from other people or from research.
Taking a nap.
When a person rests the brain is free from distractions and such a person is at advantage of thinking critically because he/she is at peace.
Laughter is the best medicine. When a person is happy e.g. after hearing a joke or watching a comedy, he/she is in a relaxed and good mood hence at a good position to think critically and come up with a good solution.