I finished Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell a little while ago and I’ve been meaning to write about it because I liked it so much. I highly recommend it. It’s about rapid cognition, the kind of thinking that happens in two seconds that you’re not even aware of. This is a book written for the general public, Gladwell uses everyday anecdotes rather than statistic to prove his points. I know some people might find that frustrating but for me it made this a thoroughly enjoyably read. I enjoyed his examples as much as I enjoyed the point he was making, they range from art museums, war fighting simulations, emergency rooms, police cars to dorm rooms. Gladwell looks at both sides of rapid cognition, when it works and what happens what it doesn’t. I’m not going to go into more detail because there are already a reviews out there and if you want to know more you should read the book! 🙂 FYI – I listened to the book on cd and found it easy and enjoyable to listen to.
- Gift of Fear by Gavin De Becker
- Strangers to Ourselves: Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious by Timothy D. Wilson