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3 things to know about behavioral economics

What exactly is ‘behavioral’ economics? In understanding the distinction between behavioral and theoretical economics, it’s important to understand that within the ‘traditional’ view of economic theory, it is assumed individuals behave in a vacuum. In practice, however, the attitudes and wants of individual actors is well, human. In an interview with Yale professor Robert Shiller, Nigel Warburton clarifies this: So what you’re saying [...]

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  The secret life of the middle-aged brain

Author Barbara Strauch how our brains may actually become more efficient as we age.

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If we erase our memories, do we erase ourselves?

Scientists announced this week that they have found a way to erase memories. But would such a procedure change who we are?

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