I just finished reading blink by Malcolm Gladwell. It is a fascinating read about the brain and rapid cognition. Gladwell talks about the mass amounts of information our brain is constantly taking in and analyzing, and how we react to it all in the blink of an eye. We make conclusions and decisions without even realizing it. He gives examples of how rapid cognition affects our course of action in every aspect, from two people's first impression on a date, to an army general in the heat of battle. I really enjoyed the book, and would recommend it. Fascinating.