The New Science of Decision-making, Problem-solving, and PredictionDownloadable Audiobook - 2015
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; and Gerd Gigerenzer on rationality and what informs our choices.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2015.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 35 min.)) : digital.
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)
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