Relationship between 1 and 2
- Daniel sites the Invisible Gorilla experiment (Check Dr. Doug’s Book Summaries for a summary of the book by Chabris and Simmons http://bit.ly/supqh7) as an example of how we can be blind to the obvious and blind to our blindness when we miss obvious things while engaged in deep System 2 thinking. System 2 is too slow and inefficient to substitute for System 1. This makes it hard to avoid mistakes but easier to stop the mistakes of others. Errors of intuitive thought are often difficult to prevent and biases are difficult to avoid.
- Both systems are active whenever we are awake. System 1 runs automatically, which means we can’t turn it off, while System 2 is normally in a comfortable low-effort mode. When System 1 runs into difficulty, it calls on System 2. System 2 is also activated when events violate the model of the world System 1 maintains.
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