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Radiolab: Choice


Logic and emotion aren't the only forces that guide or decisions. This hour of Radiolab: what other factors steer our choices? We turn up the volume on the voices in our heads, and try to make sense of the babble. Forget free will, some important decisions could come down to a steaming cup of coffee.

How Much Is Too Much?

Turns out, Robert is more impulsive than Jad, and Jad is more analytical than Robert. Shocking, right? Sadly for Jad, Robert's style may help him better navigate the overwhelming number of choices available throughout modern life's expanse of options, which may also lead him to a greater sense of well-being, 

Overcome By

Emotion

 

Instinct or analysis? Wouldn't things be easier if we could get emotion out of the way and let rational analysis lead? Except that so often, that gut feeling turns out to be right. We explore both extremes. Antoine Bechara, a psychology professor at USC, tells us about the case ...

Is Free Will Really

Free?

 

It's scary to think that choice might just be an illusion. Perhaps we are not so in control as we would like to be. In a conversation at the 92nd St YMalcolm Gladwell talks to Robert about the common sense of dissatisfaction felt by people required ...

 
Friday, April 19, 2013
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