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How We Decide
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  • Title: How We Decide
  • Author: Jonah Lehrer
  • ISBN: 9780618620111
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Hardcover

How We Decide Jonah Lehrer [PDF] Read ✓ How We Decide : by Jonah Lehrer - How We Decide, How We Decide The first book to use the unexpected discoveries of neuroscience to help us make the best decisions Since Plato philosophers have described the decision making process as either rational or emotional. [PDF] Read ✓ How We Decide : by Jonah Lehrer, How We Decide, Jonah Lehrer, How We Decide The first book to use the unexpected discoveries of neuroscience to help us make the best decisions Since Plato philosophers have described the decision making process as either rational or emotional we carefully deliberate or we blink and go with our gut But as scientists break open the mind s black box with the latest tools of neuroscience they re discovering thatThe first book

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  1. Heathersays:

    As I am not a scientist like some other reviewers, I found this book to be quite enlightening It was well written and entertaining, as well.Things I learned People need to use both rational thought and emotion to make the best decisions.We need to make our own mistakes because that is how our brains get rewired not to do it again Emotions turn mistakes into educational events and then use those lessons unconsciously.We get cranky when we re hungry and tired because the prefrontal cortex is the f [...]

  2. Trevorsays:

    For the first half of this book I was rather annoyed The problem was that I had heard most of the stories before and I was thinking that what I should do is write a how to write a popular book on decision making style review As with anyone who has found themselves on Good Reads for a while, I now can t read a book without thinking, at the same time, how I m going to review it You know, in this type of book it seems there has to be an American Football story, a plane crash or two or maybe even th [...]

  3. Carlysays:

    False attributionsand self plagiarismand plain old plagiarismoh, my I m not a journalist honestly, I have trouble understanding the ethical dilemmas of self plagiarism Yes, I understand that one should cite oneself, but I can also understand why this would fail to occur to an author.But seriously Plagiarising Gladwell Making up quotes from Bob Dylan Taking quotes from and pretending that they were interviews What makes one decide to do that Do explain.

  4. Steve Van Slykesays:

    I probably would not have read this book had it not been recommended by someone whose opinions I respect and the fact that the Kindle version was selling for only 2.99 at the time.I m really glad now that I didn t miss it Most of the science books I choose to read are interesting but very few are also what I would call entertaining This book was As other reviewers have mentioned I too am leery when I start to read a book that immediately launches into a case study, because this can sometimes be [...]

  5. Carol. says:

    03 28 14 Update.I don t know where this review went, but I m putting it back.11 09 13 Update.This is why needs to separate itself from , and why sucks How We Decide JAn average of four stars, the most helpful negative review is three stars, and the main page and negative review doesn t mentions Lehrer s little plagiarism problem or the fact that the publisher recalled the book they actually offered refunds This is why I don t bother with reviews, and this is why GR will go the way of the dodoaz [...]

  6. Davidsays:

    This is one of the most entertaining pop psychology books that I ve read It is filled with anecdotes and stories that illustrate the main point of the book the emotional side of our brains makes our decisions for us, and the rational side of our brains helps justify our decisions Sometimes, depending on our rational thoughts can get in the way of making good decisions, and can actually be a detriment A good example is the physicist who got interested in playing poker professionally He understood [...]

  7. seaksays:

    To this day, this is the book I recommend the most Partly because I pretty much only read fantasy books and that only works for certain awesome people, but mostly because this book does such a good job explaining how the brain works that I still remember much of the book today.Think Malcolm Gladwell s Blink, but with much better explanations and less exciting writing.Actually these two books use quite a number of the same studies to make their points, but where Gladwell tends toward obfuscation, [...]

  8. Lisasays:

    How We Decide opens with a killer first sentence I was flying a Boeing 737 into Tokyo Narita International Airport when the left engine caught on fire Right away, I am hooked As the paragraph progresses, in heart thumping detail, my eyes flick back to the first sentence, to confirm that the author is indeed the pilot on this flight, and not a passenger Something strikes me as odd Before reaching the end of the two paragraph opening page, I find myself flipping to the author photo on the back fla [...]

  9. Riku Sayujsays:

    A great improvement over Imagine How Creativity Works and am I thankful for that This is probably my first back to back for a non fiction author and was dreading it every page.

  10. Dinasays:

    This is a great review of neurobiology, filled with real life examples If you ever wondered what informs hunches, why certain things give you the heebie jeebies for no reason, or what neurotransmitters are involved in your 6th sense, this is the book for you.

  11. Jeffreysays:

    The brain is our defining organ, giving us not only self awareness, but also the ability to wonder about ourselves, our world, and our own mortality It is, nevertheless, a mystery why brains work better than others why some of us make consistently good decisions, and others never seem to learn from their mistakes.In How We Decide, author Jonah Lehrer explores our current understanding of the human mind In well crafted and engaging prose, he draws on examples from professional football players to [...]

  12. Chris Herdtsays:

    I was at the bookstore today and happened to see this book I picked it up and read part of a couple chapters.First of all, why would the author, who can put any picture of himself in the entire world or no picture at all on the back of his book choose a picture where he is wearing an unzipped hooded sweatshirt How am I supposed to take this guy seriously Speaking of decisions, am I right Second, this book seems to be formulaic pop psychology at its worst Each chapter opens with an overly dramati [...]

  13. Ben Babcocksays:

    N.B September 2013 So apparently this book is a pile of plagiarism hat tip to Ceridwen for the info I m not exactly going to re read the book so I can rewrite my review in that light But just be aware of this fact as you read the review below.In my recent review of The Grand Design I went on about my love of science, particularly of physics I ll be honest although biology is really, really cool, I also find it kind of gross It s full of squishy stuff, and it was my least favourite of the Holy Tr [...]

  14. John Wiswellsays:

    I was excited for How We Decide Lehrer supposedly took my position, that human beings are both rational and irrational, both are important to good decision making, and they are highly interrelated Who doesn t like having their deeply held beliefs about the human condition validated by science But, though Lehrer did plumb some of the rational emotional divide, his book became of a series of scientific anecdotes and sweeping generalizations than a proper synthesis of neuroscience The anecdotes ar [...]

  15. Judyta Szaciłłosays:

    As per community reviews, this book The Decisive Moment How The Brain Makes Up Its Mind is an act of self plagiarism from How We Decide or is it the same book , and it also contains plenty of misquoted data In this light, I probably should have started my adventure with neuroscience with Kahneman instead Nevertheless, I have learnt some new things about the workings of the brain, even though it did not feel like a very engaging introduction to me I found it hard to relate to some of the examples [...]

  16. Rileysays:

    I m in eighth grade this year and I read it last year My teacher had it on a shelf and I thought it was a YA book not realizing it was actually on psychology Anyway I thoroughly enjoyed the book and it made it easier to understand the concepts they were explaining by going back and showing examples It took me about 2 weeks to finish but then again I m only a middle school student.

  17. Ensiformsays:

    A look at the existing literature on behavioral science and the conclusions it makes about how we make decisions specifically, the book argues that we do not simply decide rationally Rather, we use a blend of emotion, gut feeling, or instinct, as well as a rational weighing of pros and cons, when we decide Or at least, we should The experimental literature is especially fascinating here, as for example in the man who has a brain injury that leaves him affectless and unmoved by emotion, and thus [...]

  18. Sara Shakourisays:

    About 30% of each chapter includes a dramatic story, where the ability of making the right decisions in a matter of seconds or less would be a matter of life and death.Then section develops to explaining what parameters are having the most effect on our decisions The rest of the book is a collage, which among other sources is mostly taken from Daniel Kahnemann and Antonio Damasio s works, and as they were used out of their original contexts, sometimes imply misleading conclusions.Thinking Fast a [...]

  19. Bookmarks Magazinesays:

    With Blink, The Tipping Point, and Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell has cornered the market on popular studies of human behavior But Jonah Lehrer s How We Decide holds its own with Gladwell, Stephen Pinker, Daniel Dennett, and the host of science writers increasingly focused on the complexities of the human brain There isn t any spectacular revelation, unique viewpoint or knockout final summation, noted the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Washington Post felt that Lehrer does little to integrate scie [...]

  20. Taylorsays:

    I think I have to stop reading listening to these kinds of books i.e books in which an author uses psychological neurological behavioral economics research to explain how humans do something decide, pay attention, seek happiness, etc This one follows a similar pattern as the rest of them, discussing a lot of the same classic and newer experiments, then trying to relate the results to how we make decisions While that part has gotten repetitive for me, the author does come to some feasible, applic [...]

  21. charliesays:

    I have read three books that circle around the science of decision making, especially under pressure The most famous is BLINK but I also grabbed on a whim a book called THE UNTHINKABLE about how people have survived extreme circumstances such as plane crashes and acts of terrorism finally, on a recommendation, I read HOW WE DECIDE They all are informed in one way or another by the new discoveries of neuroscience about how the brain work, and use the same case study techniques of FREAKONOMICS in [...]

  22. Dy-ansays:

    What I liked The reassurance that air travel is very safe Big decisions should be emotional decisions The author is wearing a hoodie in his picture he better like drinking beer.What I didn t like The use of monkeys in experiments Super sad Who I d suggest it to Anyone who likes pretending they are a psychologist This will add ammunition to the psychological gun.

  23. Danasays:

    Review Unavailable p It s simply because, I cannot think of an appropriate review for this book no matter how much I wrote, it deserves much Much MUCH 3 Jonah Lehrer, YOU ROCK

  24. yuliasays:

    Suprisingly it was a very easy and enjoyable read The book is good and the Russian translation is amazing

  25. Olivier Goetgelucksays:

    The process of thinking requires feeling, for feelings are what let us understand all the information that we can t directly comprehend Reason without emotion is impotent.Every time you make a mistake or encounter something new, your brain cells are busy changing themselves Our emotions are deeply empirical.When Schultz studied those juice craving monkeys, he discovered that it took only a few experimental trials before the monkey s neurons knew exactly when to expect their rewards The neurons d [...]

  26. Cherylsays:

    Plato, for example, couldn t help but imagine a utopia in which reason determined everything Such a mythical society a republic of pure reason has been dreamed of by philosophers ever since But this classical theory is founded upon a crucial mistake For too long, people have disparaged the emotional brain, blaming our feelings for all of our mistakes The truth is far interesting What we discover when we look at the brain is that the horses and the charioteer depend upon each other If it weren t [...]

  27. Naveedsays:

    Mind affects body, and body affects mind Thus, while a conscious control of mind can alter its thinking route, similarly emotions by inducing physical changes in the brain chemical process can alter the thinking route of mind We, by using the executive function of the brain, are able to choose between which thoughts should dominate.Whether to choose between a rational decision or emotional decision depends upon the situation under hand An essential art for success is to use the right brain part [...]

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  29. Lilysays:

    Stro kra rigon jegrh prolg.

  30. Loy Machedosays:

    Loy Machedo s Book Review How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer My journey into the world of the Grey Matter started with Malcolm Gladwell s Blink and then moved into Freewill by Sam Harris, The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, Predictably Irrational by Dan Airely, Quiet by Susan Cain, Incognito by David Eagleman and Emotional Intelligence by Travis Bradberry And when I thought I knew a little bit, in comes 27 year old Author Jonah Lehrer with his Mind Boggling Contribution to the world of Neuroscience [...]

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