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Sheena Iyengar explains, in a number of scenarios, that our ideas of “choice” aren’t always accurate. More choices does not necessarily mean better choices (too many can overwhelm the chooser), what someone from a particular country regards as “choice” might be very different from someone from a different country, and how a simple act like putting sugar in tea can lead to surprisingly complex interactions.
Steven Pinker shows that the idea of our brains being a “blank slate” at birth onto which an infinite number of behaviors can be drawn isn’t quite true.
Dan Ariely talks about how we’re all irrational in very common and often predictable ways.

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