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Think fast? Well, stop it 

Wednesday, Jul 31 2013

If youÕre prone to poor choices, maybe youÕre thinking too quickly. Nobel prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman presents a seminar on his recent book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, as part of the Long Now FoundationÕs monthly seminar series on long-term thinking. With his conception of behavioral economics, Kahneman explains how we can notice when we think riskily instead of rationally, so that we can choose to ignore rogue intuition and avoid making a rash decision. Kahneman will engage the audience through cognitive experiments, so that you can catch your brain in the act of illogical thinking and learn how to counteract it. So the next time you want to make an impulse buy, just remember to blame your brain for working too hard.

Tue., Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m., 2013

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