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Thinking twice : two minds in one brain, Jonathan St B T Evans

Label
Thinking twice : two minds in one brain
Title
Thinking twice
Title remainder
two minds in one brain
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan St B T Evans
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Thinking Twice explores the idea that humans have two distinct minds within their brains: one intuitive and the other reflective. --
  • The intuitive mind is old, evolved early, and shares many of its features with animal cognition. It is the source of emotion and intuitions, and reflects both the habits acquired in our lifetime and the adaptive behaviours evolved by ancient ancestors. --
  • The reflective mind, by contrast, is recently evolved and distinctively human: it enables us to think in abstract and hypothetical ways about the world around us and to calculate the future consequences of our actions. The evolution of the new, reflective mind is linked with the development of language and the very large forebrains that distinguish humans from other species; it has also given us our unique human form of intelligence. On occasions though, our two minds can come into conflict, and when this happens, the old mind often wins. These conflicts are rationalized so that we, conscious persons, are unaware that the intuitive mind is in control. --
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Evans, Jonathan St. B. T.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF441
LC item number
.E883 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2011 B-033
  • BF 441
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thought and thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Consciousness
  • Reasoning (Psychology)
  • Thinking
  • Consciousness
  • Imagination
  • Consciousness
  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning (Psychology)
  • Thought and thinking
  • Entscheidungsverhalten
  • Intuition
  • Bewusstsein
  • Denken
  • Intuition
  • Bewusstsein
  • Entscheidung
  • Urteilen
  • Informationsverarbeitung
  • Theorie
Label
Thinking twice : two minds in one brain, Jonathan St B T Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The two minds hypothesis -- Evolutionary foundations -- Two ways of knowing -- Two ways of deciding -- Reasoning and imagination -- Thinking about the social world -- Consciousness and control -- The two minds in action : conflict and co-operation
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 240 p.
Isbn
9780199547296
Lccn
2010014850
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)608296460
  • (OCoLC)ocn608296460
Label
Thinking twice : two minds in one brain, Jonathan St B T Evans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The two minds hypothesis -- Evolutionary foundations -- Two ways of knowing -- Two ways of deciding -- Reasoning and imagination -- Thinking about the social world -- Consciousness and control -- The two minds in action : conflict and co-operation
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 240 p.
Isbn
9780199547296
Lccn
2010014850
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)608296460
  • (OCoLC)ocn608296460

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