Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind: Why Intelligence Increases When You Think Less by Guy Claxton
The human brain will do a number of unusual and interesting things if given time. It will learn patterns of a degree of subtlety which normal, busy consciousness cannot even see, let alone master, and make sense out of ill-defined situations which leave everyday rationality flummoxed. It will get to the bottom of personal, emotional issues more successfully than the questioning intellect. It will detect and respond to meaning, in poetry for example, that cannot be articulated. This is Guy Claxton's viewpoint, and in this work he explores the slower ways of knowing and explains how they could be used more effectively.