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Thinking, Fast and Slow
  1. Emma Bray,
  2. Katharine Harding,
  3. Tom Hughes
  1. Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Tom Hughes, Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff CF14 4XN, UK; tom.hughes2{at}wales.nhs.uk

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by Daniel Kahneman, 2011. Publisher: Penguin.

Our most recent discussion at the Cardiff Neurology Book Club was ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’ (figure 1), by Daniel Kahneman, a 2011 best seller that attempts to better understand how we think. This choice was inspired by the 2014 ABN Medallist’s Lecture on ‘How neurologists think: what my errors taught me’, by Martin A Samuels, Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, and we were fortunate that he was also able to join us over a videolink from Boston.

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Book cover of Thinking, Fast and Slow.

Nobel Prize winner Kahneman has developed a unique take on human thinking that spawned an interesting analysis in the book club. ‘Thinking, fast and slow’ is based on research conducted with his colleague Amos Tversky, and for which Kahneman …

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