Books: Mind games

ByTIBOR KRAUSZ
March 28, 2017 15:13

An American author tells the tale of the storied friendship of Israel’s two most famous psychologists.

Daniel Kahneman

Former US president Barack Obama awards Daniel Kahneman the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013 at the White House. (photo credit:REUTERS)

IN HIS 2012 bestseller “Thinking, Fast and Slow,” a tour de force of popular science, world-renowned Israeli psychologist Daniel Kahneman laid bare our cognitive foibles.

Our minds, he explained, frequently play weird tricks on us, but we believe ourselves to be firmly in control.

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