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Joseph

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  • The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Christopher Chabris, Daniel Simons
    • Narrated By Dan Woren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (758)
    Performance
    (291)
    Story
    (290)

    Reading this book will make you less sure of yourself - and thats a good thing. In The Invisible Gorilla, Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons, creators of one of psychology's most famous experiments, use remarkable stories and counterintuitive scientific findings to demonstrate an important truth: Our minds dont work the way we think they do. We think we see ourselves and the world as they really are, but were actually missing a whole lot.

    Joseph says: "Great Overview over Hygiene of Perception"
    "Great Overview over Hygiene of Perception"
    Overall

    The authors of this book are master teachers. The clarity of their presentation is excellent. Like school, though, this comes at times at the cost of being a little bit longish. This is especially so, since, if you are interested in this subject at all or merely in touch with popular knowledge, you will know most of the 'surprising' studies already. I did find, though, that in many cases, they would offer that extra bit of interesting information, debunk or logic to a finding that made it more complete. (In written form this would be even more useful, as one would be able to look these things up later on.)
    The book is scientifically rigorous and doesn't fear naming 'transgressions' against good thinking by Malcolm Gladwell and others. Still, the authors manage to not come across as entirely negative geeks and offer some useful conclusions. Nonetheless, this work is not inspirational in any classic sense of the word.
    Consider it an overview or a high quality review of perceptive follies and you will be very satisfied. The quality of the reading is excellent.
    Originality: 7
    Clarity: 10
    Reading: 9.9
    Usefulness: 8.5

    21 of 21 people found this review helpful

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