Sustainable Development

This Lego experiment shows our brains prefer adding. Here's why it matters

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Understanding the human preference for addition (as opposed to subtraction) could be beneficial for sustainability. Image: Unsplash/Fran Jacquier

Harry Kretchmer
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To stabilize this roof, would you remove one block or add several blocks? Image: University of Virginia
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Some experiments showed people had a greater tendency to choose ‘subtractive ideas’ (shown in blue) if prompted. Image: Nature

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