How the Brain Decides: Thinking Fast & Slow

How the Brain Decides: Thinking Fast & Slow

Think you make decisions based on rational logic and learned skills? Think again. We explore two different ways the human brain reacts in the face of a decision...

Meet a man who devoted his life to sorting out HOW the brain makes decisions. Turns out, the judgment process for making decisions in the face of any challenge can be divided into either 'fast' or 'slow' thinking. We explore thought experiments that help explain why you can often be so positive you are correct, just to find out you're wrong.

Guests

Daniel Kahneman

author, "Thinking, Fast and Slow" (Farrar, Strauss, Giroux); also Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology Emeritus, and Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs Emeritus, The Woodrow Wilson School Princeton University

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