Human cognitive limitations are extreme but we do a lot with what we have
It is like reducing a sauce on the stove
Ever so slightly different ratios in the beginning can reduce to very different flavors with different notes.
A little bit acidic, or a little bit alkaline, a little bit sweet and a little bit salty.
Two people can reduce the same information into two very different generalizations:
We have each added our own flavors
Those have been incorporated into the reduction