Sunday, June 7, 2009



When I was in my 2nd year of graduate school at NYU, I took a Psychology of Music course in which we studied various psychologies and applied them to composition of music, as well as how classical and contemporary music can effect or direct us psychologically. During our final builds, we had to read a book and make a presentation of it. The book I chose was Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking written by a brother named Malcolm Gladwell and had just been newly released at the time that I presented it (2005). I recommend this book to every conscious-minded person to at least do the knowledge to, and make a decision whether or not the information would benefit you or not.

The concept of the book is based on what he calls "rapid cognition," that in the blink of eye, we could make decisions such as what someone is feeling at the time, if it is the right job for you when its offered, buying a new car or house, etc. He conceptualizes through various examples that many times having too much information hinders our decision-making authority.

What made this book so interesting to me is that as God or Earth, we are always looking at things through our "third eye." This is where we draw up and filter truth from fiction, right from wrong, and where we should cognizantly be able to make our best decision. So, to me, to be able to add on to that the power of rapid cognition that Gladwell builds on, essentially has the potential to magnify our builds for making these sound decisions.

You can read more about Gladwell's book and rapid cognition concepts here

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