Summary

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.
Gerd Gigerenzer on rationality and what informs our choices.
©2013 Edge Foundation, Inc. (P)2015 Tantor
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"[T]his book offers nourishing food for thought." ( Kirkus)
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5 out of 5 stars
By James on 14-10-17

extremely informative for non experienced readers

in-depth information with an extremely detailed view and research data on a broad range of subjects referencing the mind. impressed with the level of detail and explanation allowing non experienced readers the capability to understand what I would consider topics for qualified people.

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3 out of 5 stars
By BONZAII on 09-05-16

Political and Religious Bias Ruined It!

Would you try another book from John Brockman and/or Tom Perkins?

It depends on if they make the first few chapters about their own Prejudices in regards to politics and religion. I was very offended by both.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I liked the views about how to solve problems. I got lost on the prediction models and the decision making process was probably more narrowed to an individual ideology or belief system rather than a practice that "all" could use.

Was Thinking worth the listening time?

There is enough good information here that anyone interested in learning more about the title's subject should listen. Avoid the first few chapters though if your not interested in their personal views on politics and religion.

Any additional comments?

Finding a balance in: Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Prediction requires one to realize that their audience will have came from many different walks of life and journeys, and the balance of keeping a neutral frame of reference will serve a better purpose. Anyone who has a psychology background, or a discerning ability to know others will no doubt be able to pick up on the biases the author has. In my personal opinion, biases are not places one can do solid research from because they always start from a slant and therefore can never fully produce a "balanced" objective.

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5 out of 5 stars
By David Carter on 27-02-16

Delightful

This audiobook is quiet entertaining and enlightening. There is a ton of information regarding the workings of the mind as related to intuition, philosophy, morality, and evolution. Tom Perkins reads effortlessly. As I listened, my mind was packed with new concepts and thoughts that I have never considered.
I would highly recommend this audiobook to anyone interested in the science of the mind.

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