Yet another cognitive biases book

post by CronoDAS · 2011-07-14T08:03:13.602Z · score: 1 (2 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 1 comments

I found this one because I'm on Sam Harris's email list.

Brain Bugs: How the Brain's Flaws Shape Our Lives by Dean Buonomano

(Amazon.com link)

The preview didn't really give me all that good an impression... it mostly seemed to be stuff I already knew or sort-of knew. It feels easy to read; not dense like a textbook or GEB, but sort of information-light. Anyone else have any impressions?

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comment by djcb · 2011-07-16T17:08:02.625Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

This pop-psy subgenre of exposing our biases must sell well! I did very much enjoy Ariely's books as well as "The Invisible Gorilla", but there must be many bad ones (Sturgeon's Law etc.)