Random Quote #16

“a puzzling limitation of our mind: our excessive confidence in what we believe we know, and our apparent inability to acknowledge the full extent of our ignorance and the uncertainty of the world we live in.”

D. Kahneman, in Thinking, Fast and Slow

Random Quote #14

“People tend to assess the relative importance of issues by the ease with which they are retrieved from memory – and this is largely determined by the extent of coverage in the media. Frequently mentioned topics populate the mind even as others slip away from awareness.”

D. Kahneman, in Thinking, Fast and Slow

Random Quote #5

“The exercise of attention control leads people to experience failure or to view themselves as poor at attention control. Attention control is often experienced as effortful and difficult, and so after exercising attention control participants may feel as though they did no perform as well as they should have performed.”

In Effortless Attention: a new perspective in the cognitive science of attention and action (Brian Bruya, ed.)