Thinking, Fast and Slow
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Now look at the following problem: 17×24 You knew immediately that this is a multiplication problem, and probably knew that you could solve it, with paper and pencil, if not without. You also had some vague intuitive knowledge of the ...
When System 1 runs into difficulty, it calls on System 2 to support more detailed and specific processing that may solve the problem ofthe moment. System 2 is mobilized when a question arises for which System 1 does not offer an answer, ...
During a mental multiplication, the pupil normally dilated to a large size within a few seconds and stayed large as long as the individual kept working on the problem; it contracted immediately when she found a solution or gave up.
because the cost of checking is so low: a few seconds of mental work (the problem is moderately difficult), with slightly tensed muscles and dilated pupils, could avoid an embarrassing mistake. People who say 10¢ appear to be ardent ...
The bat-and-ball problem, the flowers syllogism, and the Michigan/ Detroit problem have something in common. ... two questions and to reflect about Michigan long enough to remember the major city in that state and its crime problem.
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rynk - LibraryThing
A Nobel economist pulls together decades of research in psychology for a big tome with a simple point. We have two brains, one impulsive and one analytical, but both always at work. Professor Kahneman ... Read full review