Thinking - The New Science of Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Prediction
- United States
More informationEdited 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.