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The Decisive Moment : Jonah Lehrer :
I’m sure some of it is falsified.
But these authors make little effort to explain the phenomenon. Yes, I have someone I mind and yes, they are from Alaska.
Before reaching the end of the two paragraph opening page, I find myself flipping to the author photo on the b How We Decide opens with a killer first sentence: But that isn’t Snoopy, and you haven’t found the secret pattern in the stock market. At moments like this, our reasonable prefrontal cortex should step in. Lehrer the author spends a lot of time debunking Plato’s idea of a charioteer trying to steer the two opposing horses of rationality and emotions with the implication that emotions are necessarily bad and get in the way of good rational thinking.
In lucid and accessible prose Lehrer presents cutting-edge neuroscience and psychological research and uncovers the unconscious debate occurring between different parts of the brain when we make decisions.
mment Through these second-by-second exchanges, Lehrer explains how people manage to make good decisions. An airline crew has to land a plane having lost all navigational control.
They are what give you a “gut” feeling or instinct. Not surprisingly these monkeys would start tearing out their fur or biting off their hands. But the findings of neuroscience also scare me. This book was incredibly fascinating.
Out of control
If it weren’t for our emotions, reason wouldn’t exist at all. Lehrer nimbly demonstrates how “thinking too much” can cause sopranos to lose their mojo, golfers to “choke” at the final hole and shoppers to get misled by irrelevant variables when choosing strawberry jam. Dweck has shown that this type of encouragement actually backfires, since it leads the students to see mistakes as a sign of stupidity and not as the building blocks of knowledge.
Moreover, he practices what he preaches. Paragraph seven reveals that our industrious author is recalling his experience in a flight simulator. It ends up being presented as a kind of faith-based science, a miracle of our brilliant neural anatomy. Throughout his book, indeed, we find familiar wisdom dressed up in shiny new scientific vocabulary. Since Plato, philosophers have labeled decision making as either rational or emotional: His book answers two questions: I even get stressed out reading about other people’s decisions.
He says morality is deciding how to treat other people, which involves consciousness of the feelings of others.
We know when we are angry; every emotional state comes with self-awareness attached, so that an individual can try to figure out why he’s feeling jnoah he’s feeling. How am I to trust which details reveal a truth about decision making, and which details merely support a virtuoso performance?
I found it hard to relate to some of the examples used like a game of American football or owning eight credit cards.
The Decisive Moment by Jonah Lehrer (3 star ratings)
The only reason I kept going was that I was sucked in from momeent first chapter of this book and this book is not reported to have any plagiarism issues that I am aware of. The depressing numbers leave us cold: How do we regulate our emotions? What struck Damasio, though, was that the fellow was able to describe his ruination without a trace of emotion.
For Jonah Lehrer, it was a decision about Cheerios that inspired this book. Lehrer’s goal is to answer two questions that uonah of interest to just about anyone, from CEOs to firefighters: The other personal stories were really fascinating, too. The best chess players are a mix of computer algorithms and people. If I can’t find 30, then I’m not looking hard enough.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In fact, they are so simple that they tend to trip up the emotions, which don’t know how to compare prices or compute the odds of a poker hand