Petter Johanssons TEDx talk “Do you really know why you do what you do?” was featured at TED.com


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Experimental psychologist Petter Johansson researches choice blindness — a phenomenon where we convince ourselves that we’re getting what we want, even when we’re not. In an eye-opening talk, he shares experiments (designed in collaboration with magicians!) that aim to answer the question: Why do we do what we do? The findings have big implications for the nature of self-knowledge and how we react in the face of manipulation. You may not know yourself as well as you think you do.


https://www.ted.com/talks/petter_johansson_do_you_really_know_why_you_do_what_you_do