Thinking, Fast and Slow
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When confronted with a problem—choosing a chess move or deciding whether to invest in a stock—the machinery of intuitive thought does the best it can. If the individual has relevant expertise, she will recognize the situation, ...
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, ...
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 - 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