Why is split second decision-making superior to deliberation? Gut Feelings delivers the science behind Malcolm Gladwell?s Blink Reflection and reason. Gerd Gigerenzer, Gut Feelings: Short Cuts to Better Decision Making, Penguin Books, (1st ed. ) ISBN £ (paperback). In a conversation with Gerd Gigerenzer, this German psychologist looks My research indicates that gut feelings are based on simple rules of.

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Gigerenzer’s basic principle is that many of our gigerenzed are based on unconscious and instinctual heuristic processes and that these processes are often more efficient than stat In order to make sense of Gerd Gigerenzer’s Gut Feelings: The argument is terd evolution has given us an adaptive toolkit of decision making tools.

However, I This book has quite a few interesting anecdotes and studies that demonstrate how our subconscious mind is where most of our decisions are made, and actually does a good job most of the time with a few rules of thumb and some ignorance.

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Its very nature makes it elusive. Lieberman seems to take up where Gigerenzer left off on the subject, fills in and expands further details of neurological studies including his own on the subject of human social instincts and our need for social networks driving our evolution and behaviors, as well as being at the core of our human nature.

He points out that reason works better than intution in hindsight. May 03, Roberta rated it really liked it.

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For key takeaways from this book visit http: Annotated study on the value of instinctive responses over rational ones According to Freud and other intellectuals and philosophers, intuition is unsound and has no merit. Jul 30, Andrea rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 29, Tucker rated it liked it Shelves: In the tradition of Blink and Freakonomics, Gut Feelings is an exploration of the myriad influences and factors nature and nurture that affect how the mind works, grounded in cutting-edge research and conveyed through compelling real-life examples.


So, if you want to save yourself the time and expense of taking a Cognitive Science course, this book is a pretty good solution. A gut feeling, also known as instinct or intuition, refers to those snap decisions you can’t explain, the moments you have a sense something is right but you don’t know why.

In a study that analyzed the moves of chess grandmasters in regular versus rapid games, Chabris and colleagues found that those who had more time to think an average of 3 minutes per move versus less than 1 minute made 36 percent fewer mistakes. This notion can explain why companies will throw huge sum of money on commercials: This book is lighter than another of his I recently read, “Calculated Risks,” which I recommend more strenuously. The trick is not to amass information, but to discard it: Oct 13, Sylvia rated it really liked it Shelves: So much for logics.

Gut instincts can come in handy under severe time pressure or in situations of acute danger, when our brains unconsciously draw on experiences and external cues to make fast decisions, according to a analysis in the British Journal of Psychology that reviewed prior research. I felt for a long time that as a society, we rely gogerenzer much on “experts” to tell us how to live every nuance of our lives.

Merely by recognizing the name of a foreign city or a consumer brand, we have some information about it: Turns out that experts at any given task perform worse when they try to employ their conscious feelinngs executing the task, but they perform better when distracted, thereby leaving their unconscious to do all the work. In order to make sense of Gerd Gigerenzer’s Gut Feeligs Whether such intuitions work as well, or better, than rational, deliberate reasoning in solving problems is a controversial topic among researchers.


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The Intelligence of the Unconscious by Gerd Gigerenzer. What stood out to me, was how the author demonstrated that those who have average knowledge of a given subject often can accurately deduce things about that subject as well as, if This book was not exactly what I expected, but good nonetheless. Instead, he suggests that we hone the cognitive, emotional, and social repertoire we’ve ecolved over the millenia.

This repertoire consists of rules of thumb that, unlike the rules of theoretical logic, have evolved expressly to cope with the human experience. I just found that to be highly relevant in today’s society where we are swarming with so called “experts” on everything from relationships to fantasy sports.

Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious

Much better qualified to help us make decisions is the cognitive, emotional, and social repertoire we call intuition? Apparent acts of moral bravery sometimes emerge from our ignorance of unwritten social rules.

Cuertea Veche Portuguese translation: Editions Belfond, Korean translation: In most cases that will make people happiest. Therefore if you wanna have a chance of defeating someone who is a master in say sport ask him to tell you how he “swings his hand so accurately” or something, teelings him to consciously recall the steps he takes thereby increase his chances for failure!