Wednesday, February 03, 2016

System 1 and Diversity

I am fascinated by how diversity, travel and reading enrich people and teams. (Diversity, not just in terms of gender, religion and the like, but also in terms of preferences, thoughts, actions, experiences..) 

If I were to interpret Daniel Kanhemann,  

Diverse experiences enable us to form a richer and more complete System 1. System 1 happens to be the more influential, instinctive and intuitive part of our thought process. 

"The main function of System 1 is to maintain and update a model of your personal world, which represents what is normal in it. The model is constructed by associations that link ideas of circumstances, events, actions, and outcomes that co-occur with some regularity, either at the same time or within a relatively short interval. As these links are formed and strengthened, the pattern of associated ideas comes to represent the structure of events in your life, and it determines your interpretation of the present as well as your expectations of the future." 

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