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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Going with your gut

But today’s hindsight can be tomorrow’s foresight, and I wish that point had been more emphasized. If the discrepancy is not wide enough, you scroll down the list and compare the second most essential criterion until you find the gjt enough discrepancy.

Hardcoverpages. In fact, what looks like a reasoning error from a purely logical perspective can be a highly intelligent social judgement in our fiendishly complex lives.

It is somewhat puzzling that a clearly very wise person is so exercised by a mistaken perception. Next on my list: It’s amusing and ironic to notice that his all-or-nothing heuristic conclusion apparently does not follow the presented evidence and arguments.

This primed me to be skeptical of much of the praise of gut feelings in this book. Gut feelings are in fact neither impeccable nor stupid. Dec 29, Tucker rated it liked it Shelves: Gerd Gigerenzer is the author of Gut Feelings.

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Jul 30, Andrea rated it really liked it Shelves: However, I This book has quite a few interesting anecdotes and studies that demonstrate how our subconscious mind is where feelihgs of our decisions are made, and actually does a good job most gigfrenzer the time with a few rules of thumb and some ignorance.


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.

figerenzer Want to Read saving…. But as the friend’s calculations began to point him toward one woman, an “inner voice” told him he really wanted the other. A recommended complement to the BE literature. Kosmos, Spanish translation: However, I did appreciate learning more about the mental functions that Gigerenzer so clearly writes about and I enjoyed reading his many examples and stories the second time as much as the first.

Aug 30, Bill rated it it was amazing. To be honest I only got half way through the book. It’s how “you just know” that you have found the person you wish to marry — or not. Could that claim have been editorial hyperbole? Experience has taught us that brands we recognize are better quality than brands we don’t. I’ve learned so much from this book that it doesn’t even matter!

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. Cuertea Veche Portuguese translation: To ask other readers questions about Gut Feelingsplease sign up.

I learned some very interesting ideas which I will summarize at the end of this reviewbut then it got too scientific and philosophical and I totally lost interest and goodwill once the author started attributing everything to so-called “evolution” and even started suggesting improvements to “shortcomings” in the creation of the human eye at some point. He pointed out that sometimes we imitate the majority of our peers and sometimes we imitate only successful individuals.


Gut Feelings (2007)

Stay in Touch Sign up. Editions Belfond, Korean translation: Then, less is more. Quite useful in This is an intriguing work on human decision making.

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. Jun 24, Pages Buy. Its very nature makes it elusive.

But we don’t have the time or ability to do scientific research on objective quality, so we indulge the perhaps unconscious assumption that such research by others filters down to us in the form of brand recognition. That said, Gut Feeling is a great catalogue of the kind of short cuts we use all the time, and often with great success.

In conclusion, this book made me sad in ways a book of statistically-driven, non-narrative nonfiction should not.

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