Dan Ariely, whose team was awarded the 2008 Ig Nobel Prize in medicine,* is offering an online course — free for everyone — about irrational behavior. Dan is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University and a founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight. Some background about the course: […]
Ig Nobel Prize winner Dan Ariely is teaching a new online course called “A beginner’s guide to irrational behavior.” Perhaps irrationally, it’s free. Ariely and colleagues Rebecca L. Waber, Baba Shiv, and Ziv Carmon were awarded the 2008 Ig Nobel Prize in medicine for demonstrating that high-priced fake medicine is more effective than low-priced fake medicine. [REFERENCE: “Commercial Features of Placebo […]
In this video, Ig Nobel Prize winner (for demonstrating that high-priced fake medicine is more effective than low-priced fake medicine) Dan Ariely asks: Are we in control of our own decisions?
We received a kind invitation from someone named Molly Michell. I’m sure we’d all be fascinated to hear her economic take on hammer throwing. Here is Ms. Mitchell’s invitation: > From: Molly Mitchell > Date: Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 3:08 PM > Subject: Economics Guest Post > > Hi , > > I created […]
This study explains that the technique of certain hammer throwers is irrational. Below the citation, you can see a video about the comparatively rational techniques of Soviet hammer throwers. “Kinematical Research on the Whole Pace and the Features of the Kip and Knee of the Throwing Technique of Chinese Elite Female Hammer Throwers,” Zhang Jinyi, […]
This video clip has been much in the news recently. We believe that people have misinterpreted its nature. Is the “man” speaking here really a thinking human being named Bill O’Reilly? Or is the “man” really a computer artfully built to look and sound like a “thinking” human? Behold the latest entry in the Turing […]