Here the 3-item CRT test for ‘cognitive reflection’ developed at Princeton. Average Carnegie Melon and Harvard undergraduate scores for this test range from 1.4-1.5 out of 3!
Fast (System 1) and Slow (System 2) thinking In this CBS video, cognitive psychologist and Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman talks about when it’s best to think fast (using your instinct or intuition) and when to think slowly (using your analytic ability and reasoning). He calls the fast mode of thinking ‘System 1′ and the slow mode ‘System 2′. Working
Our desires and impulses can work against our goals and our ability to uphold maturity in our relationships.
Neuroscientists at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf have found a useful application for our own decision making, helping us to overcome the lure of instant gratification.
This remarkable study by Van Der Werf and his colleagues shows that you can learn motor skills just by watching and then sleeping shortly after. But you won’t learn from watching if you don’t sleep immediately!
Can you read this effortlessly? Of course not if you’re not Chinese. See the post for the English version of this cognitive brain twister.