TEDGlobal 2010

A monkey economy as irrational as ours: Laurie Santos on TED.com

Posted by: Matthew Trost

Laurie Santos looks for the roots of human irrationality by watching the way our primate relatives make decisions. A clever series of experiments in “monkeynomics” shows that some of the silly choices we make, monkeys make too. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2010, July 2010 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 19:46)

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