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The Optimism Bias by Tali Sharot: extract | Science | The Observer

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Our brains may be hardwired to look on the bright side, says neuroscientist Tali Sharot in this extract from her new book.

 

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The Optimism Bias - overly pessimistic?

Jules Evans over at The Politics of Well-Being Blog takes on Tali Sharot's over-simplistic view. Biology determines our behaviour more than it suits many to acknowledge. But people — and politics and morality — cannot be described just by neural impulses.

http://www.politicsofwellbeing.com/2012/01/optimism-bias-overly-pessimistic.html
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