Daniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory

I would like to call attention to a short video presentation by Nobel economics laureate Daniel Kahneman on the science of happiness which is well worth watching and thinking about.  This video was filmed last month at the TED 2010 conference (held February 9–13 in Long Beach, CA; according to TED’s website, “TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out … as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.”).  Here’s is a synopsis of Professor Kahneman’s talk; you can view the presentation by clicking on Professor Kahneman’s image below:

“Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our “experiencing selves” and our “remembering selves” perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy — and our own self-awareness.”

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