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System 1 And System 2: Part Two

by Alan Schoonmaker |  Published: Jan 31, 2018

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My previous articles discussed Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, a Nobel Laureate. It provided an excellent answer to that old question: Which is better, intuition or logic? He calls them “System 1” and “System 2.” Right And Left Brain Thinking “Systems 1 and 2 are not systems in the standard sense of entities with interacting aspects or parts. And there is no one part of the brain that either of the systems would call home.” (p.29) Until fairly recently many psychologists (including me) believed that that the brain’s right half was intuitive, and the left half was logical. When brain-scanning equipment improved, we slowly learned that both occur in both hemispheres. Many people still say, “left brain thinking” and “right brain thinking,” but they’re not scientifically accurate. Although each occurs in both hemispheres, they are extremely different, and most people are naturally intuitive or logical. My most recent ...


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