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Minimize mental overhead

Your working memory corresponds closest to a mental bandwidth. It's the things that you're thinking about now. However, working memory is in contrast to long-term memory, which is everything you know and remember.

Working memory is limited. One way to cope with limited working memory is to offload it on paper.

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A lot of problems would disappear if we talked to each other more than talking about each other.

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