A Guide to Understanding How Your Brain Works

This book on how our minds’ intuitive and logical parts work together can help us recognize investing mistakes.

Thinking, Fast and Slow (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $30) isn’t so much a book as it is a personal tour of how your very own brain works. Your tour guide is author Daniel Kahneman, who won the Nobel Prize in economics for basically debunking the assumption -- which is at the heart of so much economic thought -- that we all make rational judgments and decisions.

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Bob Frick
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance