The Optimism Bias

Walter van den Broek
May 17, 2012

For instance: “Remarriage is the triumph of hope over experience”. Enjoy this optimistic talk.

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. Tali Sharot studies why our brains are biased toward optimism.


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