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Thinking: The New Science of Decision-making, Problem-solving, and Prediction

Thinking: The New Science of Decision-making, Problem-solving, and Prediction

Written by John Brockman

Narrated by Tom Perkins


Thinking: The New Science of Decision-making, Problem-solving, and Prediction

Written by John Brockman

Narrated by Tom Perkins

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4/5 (19 ratings)
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13 hours
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Released:
Apr 14, 2015
ISBN:
9781494582005
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Edited by John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, Thinking presents original ideas by today's leading psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers who are radically expanding our understanding of human thought.




-Daniel Kahneman on the power (and pitfalls) of human intuition and "unconscious" thinking.




-Daniel Gilbert on desire, prediction, and why getting what we want doesn't always make us happy.




-Nassim Nicholas Taleb on the limitations of statistics in guiding decision-making.




-Vilayanur Ramachandran on the scientific underpinnings of human nature.




-Simon Baron-Cohen on the startling effects of testosterone on the brain.




-Daniel C. Dennett on decoding the architecture of the "normal" human mind.




-Sarah-Jayne Blakemore on mental disorders and the crucial developmental phase of adolescence.




-Jonathan Haidt, Sam Harris, and Roy Baumeister on the science of morality, ethics, and the emerging synthesis of evolutionary and biological thinking.




-Gerd Gigerenzer on rationality and what informs our choices.
Publisher:
Released:
Apr 14, 2015
ISBN:
9781494582005
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

The publisher of the online science salon Edge.org, John Brockman is the editor of Know This, This Idea Must Die, This Explains Everything, This Will Make You Smarter, and other volumes.


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  • (3/5)

    4 people found this helpful

    First of all, I really enjoyed the content of this book. It's essentially a collection of essays that appear to be transcriptions from verbal presentations at a conference. With that understanding, a reader can skip around to different chapters without missing anything. Although the pieces are connected through their relationship to thought and decision-making processes, a reader can pick and choose essays without having to read the whole book.While there was a lot of very interesting information in this book, I wish it had been polished for publication more. It does read like a conference transcript instead of a written work. If you're simply after the information - this is a great resource. However, if writing style is important to you this may not be the best source of information since language use differs between spoken and written word.

    4 people found this helpful