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The principle problems for me were the lack of scientific rigor and the cutsey arguments.
Littered with interesting bits of information and evidence from research, Marcus has written in a style that is easy and fun to read.
Mr. Marcus asserts that Evolution yields suboptimal, patchwork designs, in particular the human mind.
This is a short overview of some of key cognitive biases
that affect our lives. Read if you want to broaden your understanding
of your mental apparatus. Read more
This is really more of a pamphlet than a book. Ideas are pilfered slap-dash from published works and presented in a breathless rush, lacking substance or nuance. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Alexander Verbeck
This was a fun book to read. Author Gary Marcus uses a very conversational tone to explain why our brains work they way that they do. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Steve G
Much of the material will be familiar to readers of Kahneman and other earlier writers, but this is an entertaining and informative introduction to the topic.Published 15 months ago by G. R. Lewis
Very interesting work, well written and makes a good reading for anybody. This is a book to share,
Roberto Anez Nava
I actually feel much more intelligent and smarter after reading this book ! Very insightful about thought processes and inconsistencies within our minds.Published 22 months ago by Soumya Ramesh
This book is well-written enough, but the points it makes are of minimal insight. I was expecting each "kluge" to have an explanation pointing to the particular animal ancestor... Read morePublished 24 months ago by cosmosopher
The brain continues to be a fasicinating marvel that has yet to be fully understood. Gary Marcus bravely undertakes its evolution with comparing it to an engineers term, a throw... Read morePublished on July 10, 2012 by BruceB33
It becomes clear that the way our brain works is full of 'bugs', as a computer with a sophisticated system having to deal with an obsolete system at the same time. Read morePublished on April 19, 2012 by Asa Heuser