Thinking, Fast and Slow
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Oct 25, 2011 - Psychology - 512 pages
Major New York Times bestseller
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This is the slow thinking ofthe title. ... well as the entirely automatic mental activities ofperception and memory, the operations that enable you to know there is a lamp on your desk or re- trieve the name of the capital of Russia.
confidence in what we believe we know, and our apparent inability to ac- knowledge the full extent of our ignorance and the uncertainty ofthe world we live in. We are prone to overestimate how much we understand about the world and to ...
It is the counting task—and especially the instruction to ignore one of the teams—that causes the blindness. No one who watches the video without that task would miss the gorilla. Seeing and orienting are automatic functions of System 1 ...
We recorded strings of digits on beats of the metronome and instructed the subject to repeat or transform the digits one by one, maintaining the same rhythm. We soon discovered that the size ofthe pupil varied second by second, ...
An image came to mind: mental life—today I would speak of the life of System 2—is normally conducted at the pace of a ... They were told to give the task complete priority, but they were also asked to report, at the end ofthe digit task ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - benkaboo - LibraryThing
Summary: Provocative book that suggests we are far less in control of how we think than we (or at least I) had any idea. Things I liked: Lots of evidence and experiments to back up his findings ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - PattyLee - LibraryThing
OK, I won't lie to you. Caveats first. I was an English major and I love science. Math, not so much. A couple of the chapters near the end of the book had my eyes crossing, but I did not give up and ... Read full review