Thinking The New Science of Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Prediction


October, 2013

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

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