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Debate and Exploration vs Exploitation


debate and exploration vs exploitation

When alone, we tend to consolidate our own ideas and polarize. This is like the exploitation phase of optimization.

During a debate, we are exposed to contradictions, causing cognitive dissonance. This is like the exploration phase of optimization. This causes cognitive stress.

When back to self thinking, we can use those new ideas and consolidate them.

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