Thinking, Fast and Slow

People tend to assess the relative importance of issues by the ease with which they are retrieved from memory—and this is largely determined by the extent of coverage in the media.

The situation has provided a cue; this cue has given the expert access to information stored in memory, and the information provides the answer. Intuition is nothing more and nothing less than recognition.”

Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman

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3 responses to “Thinking, Fast and Slow”

  1. Joe Pineda says :

    Very deep. With the flow of information so constant and so heavy nowadays, it’s almost impossible to enable critical thinking when reading the news. Hell, with the advent of Twitter, for instance, journalism is getting reduced to skewed, incomplete headlines.

    • otove says :

      Yeah, totaly agree, i have been thinking that, journalism has gone a ‘certain way’ in the last 2 or 3 years, a sort of febrile reactionism.


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