Teaser Tuesday: Jan 8



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly book meme originally featured at Should Be Reading. To participate, just open the book you are currently reading to a random page, and choose two ‘teaser’ sentences from somewhere on that page. (no spoilers!)

Changing gears with this one a little bit, and I am torn whether I want to write an actual book review on it as it’s exploring the human mind, non-fiction book. I’m not even sure how I would go about reviewing it, as I don’t have much to compare it to. Might just be a quick review, or no review!

So far I am really enjoying it, however it is a bit of a challenging read as to get the most out of it, it feels like I need to read it slowly, and underline and go back through and re-read previous concepts discussed to follow along. Hope that you enjoy the extract below!

” The various causes of ease and strain have interchangeable effects. When you are in a state of cognitive ease, you are probably in a good mood, like what you see, believe what you hear, trust your intuitions, and feel that the current situation is comfortably familiar. You are also likely to be relatively casual and superficial in your thinking. When you feel strained, you are more likely to be vigilant and suspicious, invest more effort in what you are doing, feel less comfortable, make fewer errors, but you also are less intuitive and less creative than usual.” (60)

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