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62 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 22 August 2007 03:40AM

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Comment author: Nancy_Lebovitz 22 August 2007 04:35:40PM 3 points [-]

There's a lovely bit in Egan's Diaspora showing the viewpoint character understanding a concept from physics by applying it in various contexts.

More generally, I don't know if much is known about how people get from input to understanding.

Possibly of interest: Mathsemantics, which grew out of a project to find employees who understood what numbers mean. The book (about a questionaire for the purpose) is very interesting, the articles listed mostly look minor except for the one about grokduelling (you win if you understand the other side better), and they're looking for research ideas.

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 20 February 2012 07:02:48PM 0 points [-]

Corrected link for Mathsemantics.