Biology

Beware conflicts of interest: Dan Ariely on TED.com

Posted by: Emily McManus

In this short talk, psychologist Dan Ariely tells two personal stories that explore scientific conflict of interest: How the pursuit of knowledge and insight can be affected, consciously or not, by shortsighted personal goals. When we’re thinking about the big questions, he reminds us, let’s be aware of our all-too-human brains.. (Recorded at TED University 2011, in Long Beach, California. Duration: 5:35.)

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