Thinking, Fast and Slow is a best-selling book by Daniel Kahneman, which was published in 2011. It was the 2012 winner of National Academies Communication Award for best creative work that helps the audience to understand the topics in behavioural science, engineering and medicine. The book is about the researches that David Kahneman had conducted over decades with Amos Tversky, another psychologist.
This book is all about understanding how brain works, and understanding the two different ways the brain forms thoughts; System 1 and System 2. System 1 is fast, automatic, common and emotional and System 2 is the opposite, it is slow, effortful, uncommon and logical. The book has many experiments which highlights the difference between these two systems, and how they work in different situations.
Reading Thinking, Fast and Slow was very interesting, because it gave different point of view to common issues, I have to be honest, it wasn’t the fastest book to read, because the book explains every single part of brain and System 1 and System 2 in detail, and basically the reader has to be totally concentrated while reading the book, because once you missed a detail, you wouldn’t understand the next chapter at all. The book is very well written, and it puts the readers in different situations through the exercises which makes the readers realize that the authors of this book know what they are talking about.
This book definitely made me change the way I thought I used to think. Does that make any sense? 😉 I highly recommend this book!