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The author of this book makes the case very well for his idea about the brain and how it works.
Marcus' argument that computer memory is better than human memory is not convincing, and the reason he gives for this is just wrong.
This might be just the thing for someone who would like something a little more useful than Tom Clancy to take on an airplane trip.
Gary Marcus writes wonderful books. His style is conversational and engaging, and his content is both well explained and replete with facts and supporting evidence that are not... Read morePublished 2 months ago by S. Diamond
This gives some nice insights into how evolution constructed our minds. I found it to be educational and helpful in self-awareness. Read morePublished 4 months ago by J.J.M.
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 12 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 14 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 20 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 on November 24, 2012 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 on September 16, 2012 by cosmosopher