Ron Gutman Recaps Research On The Value Of Your Smile
Color-changing card trick
I like the parallel here between what happens in the video and what happens when how or where we do business changes. Watch all the way to the end, or you’ll miss it.
Tampering With The Jury
We attribute emotions and motives to others, and assign credit or blame based on our judgment. How do we do it? And can we change others’ assessments in a consistent way by interfering with their brain’s processing?
Hear scientist Rebecca Saxe on reading others’ minds.
Have you ever been in PowerPoint H-E-#-#?
Have you ever been in PowerPoint H-E-#-#? If so, chances are this Don McMillian presentation will make those memories come rushing back.
- Nauseous colors
This video may not be focused on neuro-behavior or behaviorial economics, but it definitely shows how presentation can overwhelm content in decision-making.
This Monty Python skit on the Argument Clinic somehow reminds me of projects being implemented regardless of the input, advice or opposition of those they affect. Seeing this – well, it puts a whole different emphasis on the importance of change management. Or maybe it’s just a profession only a lawyer could love…
The brain takes control. Yes, it’s a commercial. I hope it makes you smile anyway.
How much do facts and data really influence our choices? One of the presentations in my current luncheon series focuses on this very issue, asking participants to choose between two options, based on the same facts. Despite having the same data and the same choices, each half of the audience chooses a different option.
To learn more about why this happens, and recognize other ways you experience this in your life, view this TED presentation from Dan Ariely.
Dan Ariely, author of the fascinating book Predictably Irrational, talks here about why sometimes we think it is OK to cheat and steal, and why we should test our intuition. Another great TED talk.
The Neurological Basis for your ability to think systemically. Fantastic TED talk by neuroscientist VS Ramachandran, author of Phantoms in the Brain on what neuroscience tells us about inter-relationships in the brain and our ability to make connections and spot similarities in disparate input. Watch until the end, when he pulls it all together beautifully. Covers Capgras Delusion, Phantom Limb Syndrome and Synesthesia.
ON A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT NOTE, perhaps I don’t watch enough television. High points here for creativity and memorability.