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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Thinking about Thinking

Written by: Jim Fleming
Length: 52 mins

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Publisher's Summary

In this hour, Nobel Laureate psychologist Daniel Kahneman talks to Steve Paulson about the two basic systems that drive the way we think. Kahneman is the author of Thinking, Fast and Slow.

Next, Duncan Watts is a sociology professor and a principal research scientist at Yahoo! Research. He's also the author of Everything Is Obvious: Once You Know the Answer. Watts tells Jim Fleming how common sense often fails us.

Then, Duke University's Cathy N. Davidson is the author of Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn. She tells Anne Strainchamps why "attention blindness" matters.

Finally Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen is the Merle Curti Associate Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She talks to Steve Paulson about her book, American Nietzsche: A Hisotry of an Icon and His Ideas. [Broadcast Date: January 18, 2011]

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