Unconditional Perseveration of the Short-Term Mental Set in Chunk Decomposition

  title={Unconditional Perseveration of the Short-Term Mental Set in Chunk Decomposition},
  author={Furong Huang and Shuang Tang and Zhujing Hu},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
A mental set generally refers to the brain’s tendency to stick with the most familiar solution to a problem and stubbornly ignore alternatives. This tendency is likely driven by previous knowledge (the long-term mental set) or is a temporary by-product of procedural learning (the short-term mental set). A similar problem situation is considered the factor required for perseveration of the long-term mental set, which may not be essential for the short-term mental set. To reveal the boundary… 
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