NYTimes.com: Exploring the Labyrinth of the Mind
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Description: Detailed discussion of Hofstadter's life and works.
Exploring the Labyrinth of the Mind Exploring the Labyrinth of the Mind From The New York Times Magazine OU'RE LOOKING AT A NEWSPAPER comic page and your eye falls on today's jumble. It's an anagram puzzle. You have to turn a few scrambled letters into a word. LOONDERK. A tough one. KRONDOLE. KNOODLER. Close. Patterns form and re- form in your mind. Actually, in this case there isn't even a word there, but at least the patterns look like words. Implausible combinations like EOKDNLRO and NRDOEOKL never leap to mind. This isn't like doing arithmetic - there are no rules to tell you how to make these patterns. No conscious logic decides how to tear the letters apart and put them back together. It just happens, with a delicacy that belies the power of the decision making. The regrouping is fast, subtle and fluid.
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