A number of my recent posts have dealt with decision making, and here are two authors who take rather opposite views in their discussion of how and why people make some of their decisions.
Perhaps you have heard of Malcolm Gladwell and his book, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking? I have not read his book, but have heard enough about it to say he discusses the idea of decision making via intuition, or in the “blink” of an eye.
Madeleine Van Hecke, in her book Blind Spots: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things, takes a rather different perspective. She argues that decisions made quickly, on the spur of the moment, are often poorly made decisions. Sometimes we think we already know enough to make informed decisions but wind up getting side swiped by our “blind spots.” (I have not read her book, either.)
Both these authors explain themselves in places other than their books: