Some of us still believe in science, don't we? There are those who go so far to argue that economics is a a science. Following the footsteps of last week's "invitation" to see the great Emily Levine's Five Steps to Metaphysical Fitness (which every recession girl must see - it's brilliant brilliant brilliant) comes a discussion about how science can explain how we make our decisions (the good ones, the bad ones and those crazy ones):
Jonah Lehrer, author of Proust was a Neuroscientist, hits the Strand Bookstore (828
Broadway) on Thursday, February 26 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm to explain the choices people make every day. Along the lines of other recent sociological/neurological tomes like Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks and Malcom Gladwell's Blink, Lehrer's new book, How We Decide, uses cutting-edge neuroscience research along with first-hand accounts from a variety of high-speed "deciders" to dissect and analyze our decision-making processes. Learn how high-rolling poker players, investors, and pilots make their split-second choices as well as how you can improve your decision-making skills. But first, make the easy choice to come to Thursday's reading, hosted by NPR's Radio Lab's Robert Krulwich.