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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However, there are situations in which they do not work as well. That rule is imperfect. The reason I wanted to re-read it is to compare what Gigerenzer says about social instincts to what Matthew Lieberman has explored and written about in his recently published book “Social: When asked the other way around, they will move the previously empty glass.

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. Go with your gut.

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He says we have an unconscious “moral grammar,” but our rules can conflict with each other and they can be misapplied. It’s difficult to understand why Gigerenzer would claim that the accident and gigernzer size are unrelated.

Facing two glasses, one full of water and the other one empty and then the empty glass is half filled in with the wated from the full glass, when asked to move the half empty glass, peop;e will move the previously full of water glass.

For key takeaways from this book visit http: It’s not that long and gives you more information than you think. We live in a world where gierenzer and rationality are treated as gods but this gjgerenzer proves that intution could work so much better, solving riddles, problems and anything with less efforts.


Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious by Gerd Gigerenzer

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But human beings don’t work that way. Read it Forward Read it first.

Also that a “fast and frugal” decision tree may be a much better practical tool than a comprehensive decision tree – and maybe that is what all that AI work on heuristics was groping towards?

Some of this stuff was obvious, even to me who is not knowledgable about cognitive science so I’d recommend this only for beginners. This was gerc easy gigerenzfr read and I might have enjoyed it more if I hadn’t read the Decisive Moment first.

Jan 23, Steven Peterson rated it it was amazing.

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 Gigerenzer goes a step further by explaining just why our gut instincts are so often right. Try flipping a coin; if geelings upset by the result, you have your instinctive answer, Gigerenzer said. 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.

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The intelligence of the unconscious. In his book “Gut Feelings: However, I did appreciate learning more about the mental functions that Gigerenzer so feeelings writes about and I enjoyed reading his many examples and stories the second time as much as the first.

Lots of interesting research about how our gut instinct is often as good predicting right answers or even better than some educated guesses.

His scientific study of intuition in decision-making is fascinating. So far, it’s educational, well-researched, and fun to read. Basically, the theme of the book is that thinking in patterns of relations in domains of partial knowledge can be more effective than thinking sequentially through logical associations of all that is known.


Underlying gut feelings are layers of previous experiences stored away in our brains, which we can access in a blink without conscious effort. The writing itself was bland, and the book didn’t necessarily delve into these things in a way that made you understand it better than many of the much better books covering the material.

This book was kind of like “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell, but instead of how you think, it’s about how the brain works. Instead of endlessly tabulating criteria, he asks us just to focus on the big criterion, in this case, things that have conspicuous relation with drop out rate, like say attendance rate.

Gigerenzer is the director of the Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany but he makes this text highly accessible for the layperson even concepts that may at first seem daunting deserve perseverance, for it takes just a paragraph or two. Knowing the difference and adjusting appropriately is key.

When they were shown similar images later and asked to identify which they had seen before, the participants were more accurate at recognizing those they had seen while distracted by the spoken number — qualifying their answers with saying that they felt unsure and were “just guessing” — than those they had seen while concentrating on just the images.