brain-picking

brain-pick·ing

(brān′pĭk′ĭng)
n.
The act of exploring another's ideas through questioning.

brain′-pick′er n.

brain′-pick`ing



n. Informal.
the act of obtaining information or ideas by questioning another person.
[1950–55]
brain′-pick`er, n.
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There may be something in this, but there's no doubt that it's also a genuine attempt at brain-picking by BHB chairman Peter Savill and CEO Greg Nicholls.
Also, "there will be methods of getting medical information out of the minds of medical experts and into machine-usable form (knowledge engineering) that are better than the brain-picking now commonly in use.