Principal avaliação crítica
A lot of research and interesting things, but you'll probably be tired when you finish.
Avaliado no Brasil em 10 de março de 2020
I know this is a Best Seller... and I also know the authors are great experts in their fields. So i don't mean to misjudge this book.
This is a great book, in the sense of the work involved in it. There is a huge amount of psychological research throughout the book. But on the other side, at least for me, the book became somehow quite boring, and it was really hard to manage to finish it. It could be divided easily in 2 or 3 books. Sometimes I was almost giving up reading because of all those terms the authors use to describe everything (they really like to give things a name, even the most abstract ideas). It was hard to keep focus, as if it was a text book for some college course.
That said, it explores a lot of the hidden side of the brain. The two systems (Fast and Slow) and how our brain is divided in things that are quite automatic and things that need more attention, more effort to be sorted out, and all related matters and consequences of that. Besides there are a lot of other issues like our biases and things that we think that we are doing by our own will, when in fact we're just responding to some clever influence of someone, and how we fear our losses much more than we enjoy our wins. And yet a lot of another interesting things.
Even though, there are other similar books that are far more easily to digest, so unfortunately I wouldn't recommend to anyone that is just looking for an interesting reading about the brain (like me).