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). Gut Feelings by Gerd Gigerenzer. Essay. Joel Edenberg. I found this book to be very good. Even though the book did not contain any surprising.

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After all, the text generally gedr more caution than the opening statements and backs off a bit from that initial claim. For example, many scientists—and average people—believe that looking at and carefully weighing twenty factors will lead to a better decision than relying on only one or two factors. Now, Gigerenzer explains why our intuition is such a powerful decision-making tool.

The writing was easily readable, but not brilliant prose. In most cases that will make people happiest. The point the reader should take away is that intuition should be relied on in preference to logic only when there is not time enough or information enough to reach a truly reasoned judgment; or when the decision is inherently uncertain, as whom to marry.

The author argues, to apply this intuitive tendency of people into social and moral context, we can reduce unwanted events by making people less likely to chose decisions of which can lead to those events. Distribuidora Record, Brazil Turkish translation: I just can’t read a book morally-neutrally.

Trivia About Gut Feelings: Sep 12, Ninakix rated it it was ok Shelves: Gigerenzer, who is a These rules are usually extremely simply, yet most of us cannot articulate the formulation or rationale of them. Beginners are however the exact opposite.

It’s amusing and ironic to notice that his all-or-nothing heuristic conclusion apparently does not follow the presented evidence and arguments. We live in a world where logics and rationality are treated as gods but this book proves that intution could work so much better, solving riddles, problems and anything with less efforts.


The first So, if you want to save yourself the time and expense of taking a Cognitive Science course, this book is a pretty good solution. Pure reason, in other words, is impractical in a bustling world. The Intelligence of the Unconscious by Gerd Gigerenzer.

The writing itself was bland, and the book didn’t necessarily delve into gogerenzer things in feelinngs way that made you understand it better than many of the much better books covering the material.

Please try again later. When asked the other way around, they will move the previously empty glass. After hearing this book described as the “science behind Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink ,” I thought that it might be inaccessible and filled with jargon. I’ve learned so much from this book that verd doesn’t even matter! This book warns you from getting stuck in analysis paralysis mode and strongly advocates the necessity and urgency to take decisions based on your intuitive gut feelings given the limited information and time you gsrd at your disposal.

Overall, Gut Feelings is a fascinating discussion of human social behavior by a well respected expert. The menu has only 1 item that fedlings prepare very well and lots of people love it and come thief quite often.

Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious

Editions Belfond, Korean translation: This isn’t to say intuition is better than reason, only that its a different tool which is useful in a different set of circumstances. This book is lighter than another of his I recently read, “Calculated Risks,” which I recommend more strenuously.

gigerenzrr Gigerenzer has made a major contribution in presenting the idea of our social instincts and depicting human nature as caring for each other due to the instinctual social need for belonging and protecting both family and community. Gladwell drew heavily on Gigerenzer? Which could be a good thing! Er ist mit Lorraine Daston verheiratet. Gerd Gigerenzer, a director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development whose break through research was a major source for Malcolm Gladwell’s Blinktakes us step-by-step through the science of good decision making.


Oct 13, Sylvia rated it really liked it Shelves: The best illustration of this powerful force comes iggerenzer organ donation system.

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

For example, many scie After hearing this book described as the “science behind Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink ,” I thought that it might be inaccessible and filled with jargon.

But today’s hindsight can be tomorrow’s foresight, and I wish that point had been more emphasized. This is the pop-science book behind pop-science books like “Blink”.

Gut Feelings (2007)

grd With the absence of drop-out rate from both schools, what should this father do? Turns out that experts at any given task perform worse when they try to employ their conscious when executing the task, but they perform better when distracted, thereby leaving their unconscious to do all the work. Books by Gerd Gigerenzer.

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