Age of Awareness
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Age of Awareness

The Dangers of the “Aha!” Phenomenon

Why logic, empiricism, and skepticism matter

Our brains make decisions in two useful, but different modes. The older, faster mode is what we call intuition. It helps us to avoid dangers and take opportunities by making decisions based on built-in instincts or immediate memories of similar situations. The newer, slower mode is what we call logic, but which might better be…

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Jim Mason

I study language, cognition, and humans as social animals. You can support me by joining Medium at https://jmason37-80878.medium.com/membership