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The User Illusion by Tor Nørretranders
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Jun 27, 2010

really liked it

The hard science version of Malcolm Gladwell's "Blink." The premise of the book is that our brains evolved to show us less, not more, information, much the same way our computer desktops spare us from all the code and computing going on under the hood ("User Illusion" is apparently a programming term for that sort of user interface.)

An absolutely mind-blowing book (no pun intended) and must-read for anyone interested in brain science and perception.
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