Tali Sharot:
The optimism bias

TED2012 · 17:40 · Filmed Feb 2012

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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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