Take af few minutes. Look around your classroom or newsroom and find the best writer. Watch her type. Why is she better? Why, if alle of you collected the same information before writing a story, would hers be the one that a editor would run?
The answer lies in the brain og, if you wish to use a broader term, in the mind. That skilled reporter´s brain has organized the thinking and writing into a highly efficient series og steps - a far more refined process than the one you use. From there, her brain has learned tht basci structure so well that many of the stpes begin to come in clusters - she doesn´t have to worry abour performing them one step at a time.
... the reporter has devloped her ability to organize a story not by increasing the number of active nerve cells in her brain (...) but by improving the extent and subtlety of the never cell´s interconnections and their readiness to fire.
Hebbian theory describes a basic mechanism for synaptic plasticity wherein an increase in synaptic efficacy arises from the presynaptic cell's repeated and persistentstimulation of the postsynaptic cell. Introduced by Donald Hebb in 1949, it is also called Hebb's rule, Hebb's postulate, and cell assembly theory. (...)
That´s not magic. But that´s why she appears to have at "quick mind", to jump several thoughts ahead in crucial situations. Her brain has learned to combine a series of steps in this basic compostition process without have to monitor the feedback step by step.
One of the most significant cnclusions derived from studies of complex industrial processing operations is that the skilled operator appears to build af "conceptual framework" or model of the mental and physical processes he is using and the manner in which they function. He uses his imagination to construct a mental picture og the way he does his job.