Our unconscious is a powerful force, but it is fallible...it can be thrown off, distracted, and disabled.
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"Thin-slicing refers to the ability of our unconscious to find patterns in situations and behavior based on very narrow slices of experience."
We have, as human beings, a storytelling problem. We're a bit too quick to come up with explanations for things we don't really have ab explanation for.
... there can be value in a blink of an eye
*for more detailed information about this, go to page 34 of the book BLINK
We live in a world that assumes that the quality of a decision is directly related to the time and effort that went into making it.
The power of knowing, in that first two seconds, is not a gift given magically to a fortunate few. It is an ability that we can all cultivate for ourselves.
... decisions made very quickly can very bit as good as decisions made cautiously and deliberately.
The IAT was devised by Anthony G. Greenwald, Mahzarian Banaji, and Brian Nosek, and it is based on a seemingly obvious but nonetheless quite profound observation.
This new notion of adaptive unconsciousness is thought of instead, as a kind of giant computer that quickly and quietly processes a lot of the data we need in order to keep functioning as human beings.
The power of adaptive unconsciousness, high-level sophisticated thinking to the u...
We need to respect the fact that it is possible to know without knowing why we know and accept that - sometimes - we're better off that way.
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instructions.
Contempt is closely related to disgust, and what disgust and contempt are about is completely rejecting and excluding from the community.
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This book is very complex for me. It is different. I highly recommend for you to read the whole book. There are so much stories and information served into bits for easier comprehension. You never know what you'll learn from BLINK.
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