chapter  23
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- Information Visualization

The working mind is greatly leveraged by interaction with the world outside it. A conversation to share information, a grocery list to aid memory, a pocket calculator to compute square roots all effectively augment a cognitive ability otherwise severely constrained by what is in its limited knowledge, by limited attention, and by limitations on reasoning. But the most profound leverage on cognitive ability is the ability to invent new representations, procedures, or devices that augment cognition far beyond its unaided biological endowment-and bootstrap these into even more potent inventions.