Mind Reading (02:49)
Participate in a brain game, the results of which will amaze you. In this episode, you will make decisions and learn about how the brain makes decisions.
How Did They Do That? (01:10)
The mind game insures that you get "D" regardless of initial choice. This gave you limited and predictable subsequent choices.
Paradox of Choice (02:39)
Your brain is happier with fewer options; an easy choice triggers your system one brain. With difficult choices, we worry about regrets.
Rationalization and Justification (03:30)
People pick which woman is more attractive. They then give reasons for a choice they think they've made, proving actual reasons are different from articulated explanations.
Choice Blindness (01:11)
You make a decision without realizing the reason. When asked for a reason, your brain generates justifications.
System 1 and System 2 (01:36)
Mary's mother has four children: April, May, June and who else? System 1 uses mental shortcuts; sometimes, even when you try to use system 2, you can't.
"Artificial Gravity" (09:42)
Watch the ensemble perform an excerpt of "The Catapult" recorded in 2009 at the Streb lab for Action Mechanics. The dancers are Carlson, Donnelly, Ipapo, Joseph, Lindsay, Martinez, Tavares, and Torres.
"Polar Wander" (05:46)
Watch the ensemble perform an excerpt of "The Catapult" recorded in 2009 at the S.L.A.M. The dancers are Carlson, Donnelly, Ipapo, Joseph, Lindsay, Martinez, Tavares, and Torres.
Watch Streb perform Roboto.
Conclusion: Decisions, Decisions (00:41)
We agonize over decisions, but sometimes the wrong choice isn't a big problem, or is even beneficial.
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