A system using n-grams for visualizing the human tendency to repeat the same patterns and the difficulty of divergent thinking

@inproceedings{Tezuka2013ASU,
  title={A system using n-grams for visualizing the human tendency to repeat the same patterns and the difficulty of divergent thinking},
  author={T. Tezuka and Shun Yasumasa and Fatemeh Azadi Naghsh},
  year={2013}
}
One of the factors that inhibits creative thinking is that humans tend to think in the same patterns repetitively and cannot easily come up with a totally new combination of concepts. In other words, humans are not talented at evenly exploring combinatorial space. In order to visualize how strong this tendency is, we implemented a system that asks users to type a long sequence of numbers and then evaluates the frequency of the appearance of the same subsequences, or n-grams. This system can… CONTINUE READING

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