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Tali Sharot:
The optimism bias

TED2012 · 17:40 · Filmed Feb 2012
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Tali Sharot: The optimism bias
17:40 · Filmed February 2012 at TED2012 · Subtitles available in 30 languages

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.

Cognitive neuroscientist
Tali Sharot studies why our brains are biased toward optimism. Full bio
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