A recent TED talk video presenter asked her audience, “What does it feel like to be wrong?” Participants answered, “Embarrassing, shameful, stupid.” She replied, “No, what you just answered was what you feel like when you realize you were wrong. When we’re wrong it feels just like being right!”
Here’s how a neurologist describes the brain chemistry behind the feeling of certitude.
On Being certain
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For a good laugh click here for a Youtube cartoon of Soren Kierkegaard’s bizarre opening paragraph to a book often noted as philosophy’s most difficult book to read. I try to decode the mystery with this 4 page summary. Sickness Unto Death
Latest research on strategies for greater self control. WILLPOWER
There’s no guarantee readers of this book will become human lie detectors, but they will become more prudent and less gullible. A fun read! Spy The Lie.summary
If every professor of psychology wrote as engagingly and wittily as Gilbert we’d all become students of the human psyche. Click here for my summary Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert