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Gtd and Reticular System vs Availability in Cognitive Psychology


In gtd, put every single thing out of your head allows one to see the gestalt and reflect on it.

The idea is that once you do that, some part of the brain called the reticular system is then callibrated to react to stimuli that allow us to move in the direction of our horizons of focus.

This looks a lot like availability heuristic in cognitive psychology, saying that we tend to be biased in favor of the last stimuli we received. This is also found in anchoring for instance.

So, I like the idea of acknowledging our biases and nudging ourselves into being more aware of the mundane stuff that, put together, will make us realize our goals.