Saturday, March 28, 2009

Read: Gut Feelings

I rediscovered that it is a joy to read!

Just before my trip to Ipoh, I borrowed Gerd Gigerenzer's Gut Feelings: Short Cuts to Better Decision Making to read. I brought the book along with me to Ipoh, and only managed to complete it a few days after I was back from Ipoh. Nevertheless, it was a rather thoughtful read.

There are some interesting concepts and ideas that I have learnt from reading this book. These are:

- How simple rules of the thumbs, which take advantage of the evolved capacities of the brain, underlies intuition.
- The importance of starting small.
- The interplay between the mind and environment.
- Special gut feelings called social instincts.

It was quite thought-provoking to read about why people seem to have gut feelings to do what they do. I am now hoping to learn more.


EastCoastLife said...

Books are not that popular now that there's the internet. I haven't read a book for ages. :P

Doreen said...

I wish I could read like you, but I can't. I'm a graphical person. A book full of words is only gonna put me to sleep. LOL