The Feature-Positive Effect

It is difficult for us to process what is absent. We easily see what is present.

If you recently learned about some topic, it is easier to recall it. Therefore it is easier to apply it as a solution to the problems you face.

“This is the phenomenon in which we tend to overstate the importance of information that is (mentally) easily available to us and tilts our thinking towards the most recently acquired facts, not necessarily the most relevant ones.” from How to Take Smart Notes

Incoming links: Mental Models
Outgoing links: How to Take Smart Notes