Our brains: predictably irrational – TED playlist

The 3 pounds of jelly in our skulls allow us to reflect on our own consciousness — and to make counterintuitive, irrational decisions. These talks explore why.

TED has curated a playlist of 11 talks exploring “irrational” decisions.  They are:

  1. Michael Shermer: Why people believe weird things
  2. Dan Ariely: Beware conflicts of interest
  3. Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice
  4. Dan Dennett: The illusion of consciousness
  5. Dan Ariely: Are we in control of our own decisions?
  6. Tali Sharot: The optimism bias
  7. Daniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory
  8. Peter Donnelly: How juries are fooled by statistics
  9. Daniel Goldstein: The battle between your present and future self
  10. Sheena Iyengar: The art of choosing
  11. James Randi: Homeopathy, quackery and fraud

To watch any or all of these talks, follow this link


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