Sunday 28 July 2013

Book review: Thinking, Fast and Slow

Title: Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011)
Author: Daniel Kahneman
Publisher: Penguin Books

This book gives us insight into how our brains work. How they are hard-wired for shortcuts that require the near-instantaneous processing of a large amount of information. Often these ‘decisions’ (more like reactions) are right, but they can also be wrong, and the biases that are inherent in our decision making and our memories often give us a perception that does not match reality.