Dan Ariely: Are we in control of our own decisions? (TED Talk)

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counterintuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings to show how we’re not as rational as we think when we make decisions.

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Jonathan Haidt TED Talk: The Real Difference between Liberals and Conservatives

As I reported before, a recent study published in the journal Science suggests that political attitudes are related to physiological sensitivity to fear. In this related TED talk psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the values that form the basis of our political choices. Continue reading “Jonathan Haidt TED Talk: The Real Difference between Liberals and Conservatives”

History of Internet Memes and Dan Dennett’s TED Talk

Do you know the origin of a word “meme“? Are you familiar with the memes that surfaced on the web over the years? It turns out people documented it all on a time line starting since the inception of the internet and running till now. I’ll show you some of the videos of my favorite memes, and you can find out more on the website with a time line.

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