Monday, May 21, 2012

Tali Sharot: The Optimism Bias

Are we born to be optimistic, rather than realistic? Tali Sharot shares new research that suggests our brains are wired to look on the bright side -- and how that can be both dangerous and beneficial.

Source: TED: Ideas worth spreading

1 comment:

  1. I went and saw the movie "Prisoners" last week. If you get a chance, go see it. It was one of the best films I've seen this year, with a frustratingly dark storyline and great acting. It's a great testament of the inability of man to control his emotions, and the consequences that come with it. I would give it a rating of 8/10.

    In the meantime, here's an interview with Prisoners star Hugh Jackman: 'We have a blind optimism that everything's going to be fine' - video interview