Our brains: predictably irrational

ted talk playlist irrational brainsHere’s a great playlist from TED Talks if you want to delve into the workings of your brain.

You’ll find a talk from Michael Shermer about why people believe weird things.

You’ll learn about “The optimism bias” from Tali Sharot.

Behavioural economist, Dan Ariely, asks the controversial question “Are we in control of our own decisions?”

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

Have a browse through the videos and let me know your favourite!


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