Does System One think?

Contra Kahneman, your mind’s fast and intuitive “System One” is capable of logic

Nobel-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman’s international best-selling book is titled Thinking Fast and Slow in reference to the idea that we have two mental systems, one that makes fast, automatic decisions based on intuition, and a second that is slower, deliberate and logical. A further detail of this “dual processing theory” is that given time, and if we make the effort, the second system can step in and correct the intuitive illogical reasoning of the trigger-happy first system. It’s an elegantly simple model supported by a huge number of studies, but it’s far from perfect. ….[READ]