I'm experimenting with doing CTS problems early in the morning, when the brain is still thick and sleepy. In order to find out which part of the solving process is slowed down by sleep.
A typical solution goes this way:
- The eyes are drawn to a certain part of the board.
- It costs an enormous amount of effort to see what's going on there.
- To draw the conclusion that what you see here is not going to work is the following time consumer.
- The moment you decide to look at another part of the board and you swap your eyes around the pattern recognition takes over at lightning speed and you see the solution instanteneous.
Trying to force a speed up of the process feels almost painful and doesn't work.
Time for coffee.