Why a timely nudge might help us save money Anyone struggling to save money might take inspiration from labourers in rural India. These low-paid construction workers took part in an experiment. When they were paid, some of the cash was … Continue reading Saving can be hard
How to Improve Your Memory (Even if You Can’t Find Your Car Keys) What makes a great bartender? Your ideal candidate is probably someone who has the empathy to console you after a breakup, the mental toughness to stand up … Continue reading Latent memory
When the Nerves of Knowledge Send False Signals: A Conversation on Our Age of Misinformation The social body to which we belong is at this moment passing through one of the greatest crises of its history, a colossal process which … Continue reading How false beliefs spread
Being Prompted To Think About Coffee Elevates Your Physiological Arousal And Focuses Your Mind, No Ingestion Required So entrenched is the association in our culture between coffee and ideas of arousal, ambition and focus that merely thinking about, or being … Continue reading Mere exposure matters
Bias has been overestimated at the expense of noise Daniel Kahneman (Nobel 2002) is of course known for his extensive work on behavioral biases and how they affect economic decisions. He’s now working on a new book, together with Olivier … Continue reading The cost of noise
You Are Not as Good at Kissing as You Think. But You Are Better at Dancing Do you think you are an above-average driver, as most people do? How do you compare with others as a parent? Are you better … Continue reading Overconfident or underconfident?
Greener Childhood Associated With Happier Adulthood The experience of natural spaces, brimming with greenish light, the smells of soil and the quiet fluttering of leaves in the breeze can calm our frenetic modern lives. It’s as though our very cells … Continue reading Green and happiness