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Twitter Snapshot: Dan Ariely on testing our intuition

Posted by: Tedstaff

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely gave a thought-provoking presentation on human irrationality and intuition in this morning’s first session at TED2009. Here are some attendees’ reactions via Twitter:

Dan Ariely became intersted in behavioral science while in hospital & thinking abt what hurts more: rip off bandage fast or slow — brainpicker

Dan Ariely: “A lot of people cheat a little bit regardless of incentive or risk.” — heartnsoul

“Signing an honor code reduced cheating significantly.” — heartnsoul

Dan Ariely shares a lesson from behavioral economics “We have many intuitions in life, and many of those intuitions are wrong.” — brainpicker

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely at #ted gives great talk on cheating/intuition. “Unless we test our intuitions we won’t do better” — HelenWalters

Ariely is killer awesome. He shows the nuances for predictability instead of painting a b&w picture of economics and stats. — missrogue

Our intuition says that TED really liked Dan. Is Twitter snapshot a viable test?