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Books on brain/mind, neuroscience, evolution of brain etc. #3

Brain’s two processing systems, incl. unconscious

  • Daniel Kahneman Thinking Fast And Slow (2011)
  • Kahneman et al, Heuristics and Biases: The psychology of intuitive judgment (2002) and Judgment under uncertainty (1982). w/ Amos Tversky Jc 2/12
  • Rationality and the Reflective Mind by Keith Stanovich 2010 (spendy)
  • Why everybody (else) is a hypocrite: evolution and the modular mind by Robert Kurzban 2010 *
  • Gerd Gigerenzer, Rationality for Mortals: how people cope with uncertainty (evolution and cognition) 2010
  • Vedantam, Shankar, The Hidden Brain: How our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and save our lives (2010, 280pp)
  • In Two Minds: Dual Process and beyond, ed. Jonathan Evans & Keith Frankish, 2009. spendy
  • Gut Feelings: the intelligence of the Unconscious by Gerd Gigerenzer, 2007
  • Your brain is (almost) perfect: How we make decisions by Read Montague - 2006? starts w/ computers, how we use models, assign value, set goals, etc. Also called “Why Choose this Book?”
  • A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness, from Impostor Poodles to Purple Numbers by V. S. Ramachandran (2005) Jc 6/11
  • Strangers to Ourselves: Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious by Timothy Wilson 2002
  • LeDoux, Joseph, The Emotional Brain: the mysterious underpinnings of emotional life (1998, 375 pp) –his specialty is amygdale/fear
  • Descartes’ Error by Damasio (challenges idea of mind/body split) 1994 - classic Jc 5/11