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This review is from: The Decisive Moment: (Hardcover)
I read this after I heard it serialised on Radio 4. It comprises many anecdotes often drawn from sports or aviation. Then the punchline is often along the lines of: "...so this illustrates how the pre -frontal cortex over rides the emotional brain"
There seems to be little real science presented just a hotch-potch of old psychology experiments badly explained and followed by something along the lines of: "...so this illustrates how the emotional brain over rides the pre-frontal cortex"
The summary at the end is fun. For example if buying a potato peeler then use all your powers of logical analysis to make a choice. If buying a car, a house or jam then go with your gut instinct.
Last week I read "Irrationality" by Sutherland. I preferred the more intellectual approach even though it is an older book. In fact I thought that "The Decisive Moment" owes much to this book although as it was not credited that cannot be the case.
Badly written woolly minded twaddle.