CHRISTOPHER CHABRIS + DANIEL SIMONS ~ THE INVISIBLE GORILLA ~ 2010

~ U-PWDMCDMATSRATWDFC-PISS-NGA ~ Unfortunately – People Who Do More Crosswords Decline Mentally At The Same Rate As Those Who Do Fewer Crosswords – Practice Improves Specific Skills – Not General Abilities

~ G-INBFF-ITYTD-A-IFAPT ~ Genius – Is Not Born Fully Formed – It Takes Years To Develop – And – It Follows A Predictable Trajectory

~ E-ICB-B-ITFOYBI-A-DP-DNF-YL-YH-O-YL ~ Exercise – Improves Cognition Broadly – By – Increasing The Fitness Of Your Brain Itself – And – Doing Puzzles – Does Nothing For – Your Longevity – Your Health – Or – Your Looks

~ TMOI ~ The Myth Of Intuition

~ I-TUTWPATMTWD-TOMAMDARTTA-TCPACP-TWKMTWRD-TCACDC-A-TOBHVROPTAETU-B-IATC-OIAW-A-TCCU-OF-OH-AE-OL-IWFTB ~ Intuition – Tells Us That We Pay Attention To More Than We Do – That Our Memories Are More Detailed And Robust Than They Are – That Confident People Are Competent People – That We Know More Than We Really Do – That Coincidences And Correlations Demonstrate Causation – And – That Our Brains Have Vast Reserves Of Power That Are Easy To Unlock – But – In All These Cases – Our Intuitions Are Wrong – And – They Can Cost Us – Our Fortunes – Our Health – And Even – Our Lives – If We Follow Them Blindly

~ IHIU-B-WDTISBEAAWGETIITS-TKTSD-M-IKWTTYI-A-WTBWOIADTHWOTTT ~ Intuition Has Its Uses – But – We Don’t Think It Should Be Exalted Above Analysis Without Good Evidence That It Is Truly Superior – The Key To Successful Decision-Making – Is Knowing When To Trust Your Intuition – And – When To Be Wary Of It And Do The Hard Work Of Thinking Things Through

~ IC-HMTTTEYTMB-QM-WYATWC-AG-O-AA-S-TMBMTMGDICTJIPR-TSITFMOTIDWMIOL ~ In Chess – Having More Time To Think Enables You To Make Better-Quality Moves – Whether You Are The World Champion – A Grandmaster – Or – An Amateur – So – There Must Be More To Making Good Decisions In Chess Than Just Intuitive Pattern Recognition – The Same Is True For Most Of The Important Decisions We Make In Our Lives

~ TTTR ~ Technology To The Rescue?

~ TYBT-SD-R-A-EYABYJTC ~ Try Your Best To – Slow Down – Relax – And – Examine Your Assumptions Before You Jump To Conclusions

~ WYTATWWAAOEI-YWBASOYAYUTB-B-YWHNIIHYMW-A-NWOUWPATWTD-O-INBO-S-A-I-O-LOF-IBO-TEITAUA ~ When You Think About The World With An Awareness Of Everyday Illusions – You Won’t Be As Sure Of Yourself As You Used To Be – But – You Will Have New Insights Into How Your Mind Works – And – New Ways Of Understanding Why People Act The Way They Do – Often – It’s Not Because Of – Stupidity – Arrogance – Ignorance – Or – Lack Of Focus – It’s Because Of – The Everyday Illusions That Affect Us All

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