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    Judging from "only so much information", the answer is so confusing that students can choose 3 as well. If "only so much information" were "a limited amount knowledge", it would be easier to understand. Did the writer make a vague expression or is it a correct expression?

    ex)When making decisions, people almost always assume that more information is better. Modern corporations are especially dependent on this idea and spend a fortune trying to create "analytic workspaces" that "maximize the informational potential of their decision-makers." These conventional practices are based on the assumptions that executives perform better when they have access to more facts and figures and that bad decisions are a result of ignorance. But it's important to know the limitations of this approach, which are rooted in the limitations of the brain. The prefrontal cortex can handle only so much information at any one time, so when a person gives it too many facts and then asks it to make a decision based on the facts that seem important, that person is asking for trouble.

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    Default Re: only so much information

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Judging from "only so much information", the answer is so confusing that students can choose 3 as well. If "only so much information" were "a limited amount knowledge", it would be easier to understand. Did the writer make a vague expression or is it a correct expression?

    ex)When making decisions, people almost always assume that more information is better. Modern corporations are especially dependent on this idea and spend a fortune trying to create "analytic workspaces" that "maximize the informational potential of their decision-makers." These conventional practices are based on the assumptions that executives perform better when they have access to more facts and figures and that bad decisions are a result of (A). But it's important to know the limitations of this approach, which are rooted in the limitations of the brain. The prefrontal cortex can handle only so much information at any one time, so when a person gives it too many facts and then asks it to make a decision based on the facts that seem important, that person is asking for (B).

    Q. which are the fitting words? 2
    (A) (B)
    1)competition cooperation
    2)ignorance trouble
    3)ignorance approval

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    They all look like nonsense to me.

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    Default Re: only so much information

    Do you mean "only so much information" does not logically comply with "too many facts" or the meanings of "ignorance and trouble"?

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    Default Re: only so much information

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Do you mean "only so much information" does not logically comply with "too many facts" or the meanings of "ignorance and trouble"?
    I have no idea what "ignorance trouble" and "ignorance approval" mean.

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    The question was about selecting each word for the blanks A and B and the words for A and B are "ignorance" and "trouble"
    Okay, I think you won't be confused about those two words. What do you think about if "only so much information" does not logically comply with "too many facts"?

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    Okay, one last question. Does "workspaces" mean a physical space or figurative one?
    And does "only so much information" mean a certain degree of information, so "too many facts" logically outdoes it?

    ex)When making decisions, people almost always assume that more information is better. Modern corporations are especially dependent on this idea and spend a fortune trying to create "analytic workspaces" that "maximize the informational potential of their decision-makers." These conventional practices are based on the assumptions that executives perform better when they have access to more facts and figures and that bad decisions are a result of ignorance. But it's important to know the limitations of this approach, which are rooted in the limitations of the brain. The prefrontal cortex can handle only so much information at any one time, so when a person gives it too many facts and then asks it to make a decision based on the facts that seem important, that person is asking for trouble.

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