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The riddle of experience vs. memory

20 Mar 2014 Milad Moodi
Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, 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.

About speaker

Widely regarded as the world's most influential living psychologist, Daniel Kahneman won the Nobel in Economics for his pioneering work in behavioral economics -- exploring the irrational ways we make decisions about risk. Read more about him.

useful language

concept:  an idea of how something is, or how something should be done
conflict:  a state of disagreement or argument between people, groups, countries etc
entity:  something that exists as a single and complete unit
anticipate:  to expect that something will happen and be ready for it
notion:  an idea, belief, or opinion
finite:  having an end or a limit
distort:  to change a situation from the way it would naturally be
trace:  a small sign that shows that someone or something was present or existed
contrast:  a difference between people, ideas, situations, things etc that are being compared
pursuit:  when someone tries to get, achieve, or find something in a determined way


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