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Irrationality is predictable. We need to release "rational man" assumption.
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The Dark Side of How We Think Without Thinking: Malcolm Gladwell on Amadou Diallo (2005) - YouTube

The author describes the main subject of his book as "thin-slicing": our ability to gauge what is really important from a very narrow period of experience. In other words, this is an idea that spontaneous decisions are often as good as—or even better than—carefully planned and considered ones. Gladwell draws on examples from science, advertising, sales, medicine, and popular music to reinforce his ideas. Gladwell also uses many examples of regular people's experiences with "thin-slicing."

The book argues that intuitive judgment is developed by experience, training, and knowledge. For example, Gladwell claims that prejudice can operate at an intuitive unconscious level, even in individuals whose conscious attitudes are not prejudiced. An example is in the halo effect, where a person having a salient positive quality is thought to be superior in other, unrelated respects. Gladwell uses the 1999 killing of Amadou Diallo, where four New York policemen shot an innocent man on his doorstep 41 times, as another example of how rapid, intuitive judgment can have disastrous effects.

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Richard Thaler and Hal Varian: Behavioral Economics

Richard Thaler, Behavioral Science and Economics Professor, University of Chicago; Author, Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics; Twitter ...
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Behavioral Economics - The Certainty Effect

This video gives a motivating example to illustrate the certainty effect in prospect theory and explains why such behavior is not consistent with economic ...
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Emotional Cultures and the Politics of Peace « Histories of Emotion

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"Marking International Peace Day we highlight a crucial but often neglected link: that between emotions and peace.
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Quantum Physics Explains Why You Suck at Making Decisions - Inverse

Quantum Physics Explains Why You Suck at Making Decisions - Inverse | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
We normally think of physics and psychology inhabiting two very distinct places in science, but when you realize they e...
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Behavioral Science for Fun and Profit

Some random concepts about human irrationality, gamification, and motivation.
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Big ideas from behavioral economics: Experts discuss the power of the nudge | Brookings Institution

Big ideas from behavioral economics: Experts discuss the power of the nudge | Brookings Institution | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy explores what policymakers can learn from behavioral economics.
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New emotion recognition model: Humans perceive feelings of others via pattern recognition

New emotion recognition model: Humans perceive feelings of others via pattern recognition | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Philosophers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have put forward a new model that explains how humans recognise the emotions of others. According to their theo ...
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Living In A Post-Kahneman World - ValueWalk

Living In A Post-Kahneman World - ValueWalk | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Here is an excerpt from Sam Mcnerney on living in a post-Kahneman world followed by a little something on books mentioned in the post which include; Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman and The
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Guitarists Can Sync Their Brains With Other Players, Forming A Giant Hyperbrain

Guitarists Can Sync Their Brains With Other Players, Forming A Giant Hyperbrain | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
The neuroscience of jamming is a giant mind meld. 

Guitarists perform a kind of mind-meld when they play together, syncing their brainwaves to the extent that they can anticipate each other’s moves. They also switch off the outside world while playing, leaving them in a tiny universe of them and their music.

A study by researchers Johanna Sänger, Viktor Müller, and Ulman Lindenberger used guitarists to investigate joint action, or "tasks that require the close alignment (coordination) of one's own and the other's action in real time." Tasks like playing in a band or in a duet.

By measuring the brain activity of the players while they performed together, the studyfound that their brainwaves locked in sync. To preclude the possibility that just playing the same music would induce the same brain patterns in both players, the study used songs with two parts. Further, a leader and follower were assigned, one setting time and the other following.


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Frontiers | The ontogenesis of narrative: from moving to meaning | Developmental Psychology

Frontiers | The ontogenesis of narrative: from moving to meaning | Developmental Psychology | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Narrative, the creation of imaginative projects and experiences displayed in expressions of movement and voice, is how human cooperative understanding grows. Human understanding places the character and qualities of objects and events of interest within stories that portray intentions, feelings, and ambitions, and how one cares about them. Understanding the development of narrative is therefore essential for understanding the development of human intelligence, but its early origins are obscure. We identify the origins of narrative in the innate sensorimotor intelligence of a hypermobile human body and trace the ontogenesis of narrative form from its earliest expression in movement. Intelligent planning, with self-awareness, is evident in the gestures and motor expressions of the mid-gestation foetus. After birth, single intentions become serially organised into projects with increasingly ambitious distal goals and social meaning. The infant imitates others’ actions in shared tasks, learns conventional cultural practices, and adapts his own inventions, then names topics of interest. Through every stage, in simple intentions of foetal movement, in social imitations of the neonate, in early proto-conversations and collaborative play of infants and talk of children and adults, the narrative form of creative agency with it four-part structure of ‘introduction’, ‘development’, ‘climax’ and ‘resolution’ is present. We conclude that shared rituals of culture and practical techniques develop from a fundamental psycho-motor structure with its basic, vital impulses for action and generative process of thought-in-action that express an integrated, imaginative and sociable Self. This basic structure is evident before birth and invariant in form throughout life. Serial organisation of single, non-verbal actions into complex projects of expressive and explorative sense-making become conventional meanings and explanations with propositional narrative power.
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Minority rules: Scientists discover tipping point for the spread of ideas

Minority rules: Scientists discover tipping point for the spread of ideas | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Scientists have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society. The scientists used computational and analytical methods to discover the tipping point where a minority belief becomes the majority opinion.
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Frontiers | Neural correlates of gratitude | Emotion Science

Frontiers | Neural correlates of gratitude | Emotion Science | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Gratitude is an important aspect of human sociality, and is valued by religions and moral philosophies. It has been established that gratitude leads to benefits for both mental health and interpersonal relationships. It is thus important to elucidate the neurobiological correlates of gratitude, which are only now beginning to be investigated. To this end, we conducted an experiment during which we induced gratitude in participants while they underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging. We hypothesized that gratitude ratings would correlate with activity in brain regions associated with moral cognition, value judgment and theory of mind. The stimuli used to elicit gratitude were drawn from stories of survivors of the Holocaust, as many survivors report being sheltered by strangers or receiving lifesaving food and clothing, and having strong feelings of gratitude for such gifts. The participants were asked to place themselves in the context of the Holocaust and imagine what their own experience would feel like if they received such gifts. For each gift, they rated how grateful they felt. The results revealed that ratings of gratitude correlated with brain activity in the anterior cingulate cortex and medial prefrontal cortex, in support of our hypotheses. The results provide a window into the brain circuitry for moral cognition and positive emotion that accompanies the experience of benefitting from the goodwill of others.
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Unattractive Males Make Other Males More Attractive - Slate Magazine (blog)

Unattractive Males Make Other Males More Attractive - Slate Magazine (blog) | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
“Irrational mate choice” sounds like an accusation my mother might level at me in a terse email subject line, but in this case, it’s the title of a paper on sexual selection in the Panamanian túngara frog (Physalaemus pustulosus) published Thursday...
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Using Science to Make Government Work Better - MIND Guest Blog - Scientific American Blog Network

Using Science to Make Government Work Better - MIND Guest Blog - Scientific American Blog Network | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
From the design of college loan forms to clearer fuel efficiency stickers, the Obama administration is embracing behavioral research
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Emotional Cultures and the Politics of Peace « Histories of Emotion

Emotional Cultures and the Politics of Peace « Histories of Emotion | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
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The Unexpected Influence of Stories Told at Work - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

The Unexpected Influence of Stories Told at Work - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
New research on how ethics are contagious.
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Obama Issues Executive Order for Use of Behavioral Data - Breitbart News

Obama Issues Executive Order for Use of Behavioral Data - Breitbart News | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
A new executive order from President Obama directs agencies to use psychological data to help connect more Americans to government programs.
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Behavioral Economics - Intro and History

Welcome to Behavioral Economics! This video gives a brief introduction to and history of behavioral economics, as told to my students at Northeastern University ...
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5 Common Mental Errors That Sway Your Decision Making

5 Common Mental Errors That Sway Your Decision Making | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Read this post to learn about the most common mental errors that derail your decision making and cause you to make emotional and irrational choices.
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The Rise of the Culture of Victimhood Explained - Hit & Run : Reason.com

The Rise of the Culture of Victimhood Explained - Hit & Run : Reason.com | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Victimhood and microagressions are part of moral transition.
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How Star Wars Illuminates Constitutional Law by Cass R. Sunstein :: SSRN

How Star Wars Illuminates Constitutional Law by Cass R. Sunstein :: SSRN | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Human beings often see coherence and planned design when neither exists. This is so in movies, literature, history, economics, and psychoanalysis – and constitu
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Why some surprises are more surprising than others: Surprise as a metacognitive sense of explanatory difficulty. - PubMed - NCBI

Why some surprises are more surprising than others: Surprise as a metacognitive sense of explanatory difficulty. - PubMed - NCBI | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Cogn Psychol. 2015 Aug 29. pii: S0010-0285(15)00062-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2015.08.004. [Epub ahead of print]
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How Come Some People Believe in the Paranormal?

How Come Some People Believe in the Paranormal? | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Those who favor Bigfoot, UFOs and ghosts share a thinking style
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