The act of exploring another's ideas through questioning.

brain′-pick′er n.


n. Informal.
the act of obtaining information or ideas by questioning another person.
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.
There is an amendment to prevent public authorities using the tendering process as a brain-picking exercise, and an amendment to safeguard trade secrets of bidders.
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.