One is the intuitive system, which is always operating without our awareness. This the unconscious brain, one that automatically generates inferences from faces. The other is the rational system, which needs to be proactively turned on. This is the conscious brain, one that slowly weighs the pros and cons of the candidates.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I choose to use my conscious brain
Well, I found a legitimate scientific support for my preference on today's legislative election. Tirto Susilo, a doctoral candidate in the Pschology Department at the ANU wrote in The Jakarta Post, that in order to make decision for instance vote for legislatives mainly involving two brain systems:
I believe, I choose to use my conscious brain. And using that rational system, I found more cons with all the candidates on today's election. And for all of you who still believing your intuitive system, just echoing what Tirta had warned, "beware of those faces". And I would like to add further, "beware also of their numbers and party's symbol".