Why is split second decision-making superior to deliberation? Gut Feelings delivers the science behind Malcolm Gladwell?s Blink Reflection and reason. Gerd Gigerenzer, Gut Feelings: Short Cuts to Better Decision Making, Penguin Books, (1st ed. ) ISBN £ (paperback). In a conversation with Gerd Gigerenzer, this German psychologist looks My research indicates that gut feelings are based on simple rules of.

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De kracht van je intuitie. I wonder how this might be applied to the recognition of moral “rules of thumb” discussed in subsequent chapters.

Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious by Gerd Gigerenzer

Inspired by Your Browsing History. That could be why we associate intuition with the gut, Brizendine said, though in other languages the terminology for instinct has nothing to do with bowels. A logical solution would require an intricate calculation of speed, distance, motion, and trajectory. I’ve done both and nothing gets me anywhere. Published July 5th by Viking Books first published June 28th Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. The reason I wanted to re-read it is to compare what Gigerenzer says about social instincts to what Matthew Lieberman has explored and written about in his recently published book “Social: The author argues, to apply this intuitive tendency of people into social and moral context, we can reduce unwanted events by making people less likely to chose decisions of which can lead to those events.

Turns out that experts at any given task perform worse when they try to employ their conscious when executing the task, but they perform better when distracted, thereby leaving their unconscious to do all the work. My own life’s work has been in the area of exploring gut feeling through somatic reflection with people and how that informs a healthy decision-making process.


Editions Belfond, Korean translation: These two books were developed around the same theme: This book seems to put all of that into perspective; shows us that in truth, we are individually better equipped to make judgments and decisions regarding our own lives than any “expert. However, I did appreciate learning more about the mental functions that Gigerenzer so clearly writes about and I enjoyed reading his many examples and stories the second time as much as the first.

See all books by Gerd Gigerenzer. This book has quite a few interesting anecdotes and studies that demonstrate how our subconscious mind is where most of our decisions are made, and actually does a gigerenser job most of the time with a few rules of thumb and some ignorance. Apparent acts of moral bravery sometimes emerge from our ignorance of unwritten social rules.

Going with your gut

While Thinking, Fast and Slow exposes the dark side of intuition, Gut Feeling reveals the bright side: This was an enjoyable read about what is being discovered about the logic of the unconscious. It is somewhat puzzling that a clearly very wise person is so exercised by a mistaken perception. This notion can also explain why German soldiers in Nazi era carried out the order of executing the Jew even thought those soldiers were repulsed by the order and had the chance to opt out: His extrapolation into the health care field and moral behavior is especially enlightening.

Jun 27, Andrew Skretvedt rated it really liked it. I just enjoyed re-reading Gerd Gigerenzer’s book “Gut Feelings”. Author of this book argues, when making decisions that involving a myriad of information and highly unpredictable outcome, people who use the simple rules are more likely to get favorable outcome than people who over-analyse.

Gut Feelings (2007)

I recommend this book to anyone who likes to learn about things people usually don’t think about on their own. I just can’t read a book morally-neutrally.


More to the point, what do you feel in your gut? As I have argued, they take advantage of the evolved capacities of the brain and are based on rules of thumb that enable us to act fast and with astounding accuracy.

Gigerenzer is the director of the Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany but he makes this text highly accessible for the layperson even berd that may at first seem daunting deserve perseverance, for it takes feleings a paragraph or two. For example, many scientists—and average people—believe that looking at and carefully weighing twenty factors will lead to a better decision than relying on only one or two factors.

The quality of intuition lies in the intelligence of the unconscious: In a study that analyzed the moves of chess grandmasters in regular versus rapid games, Chabris and colleagues found that those who had more time to think an average of 3 minutes per move versus less than 1 minute made 36 percent fewer mistakes.

He says we have an unconscious “moral grammar,” but our rules can conflict with each other and Chapters of particular interest: How does intuition work? Pure reason, in other words, is impractical in a bustling world. Intuition, it seems, is not some sort of mystical chemical reaction but a neurologically based behavior that evolved to ensure that we humans respond quickly when faced with a dilemma? This is an intriguing work on human decision making. Gigerenzer frees us from the jargon of experts and the drudgery of pros-and-cons lists.