The act of exploring another's ideas through questioning.

brain′-pick′er n.
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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.
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And I regret that the time was too limited to allow you to complete the brain-picking you had set out to do.
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