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Monday, November 7, 2011

Making our own choices...?

Many of you guys probably know what TED talks are. If you don't they are pretty much short seminars (20-30 minutes) where a very educated speakers comes to talk, educate, or motivate us on pretty much every single topic there is.

I came across one on the "art of choosing". It was actually incredibly interesting. The speaker, Sheena Iyengar talked of cultural, psychological or emotional differences between each person when we make choices. Or when other people make choices for us. Do we react differently to when WE make the choice and someone ELSE makes the choice for us, despite it having the same results? How do the choices we make define us? All of these questions are discussed by Ms. Iyengar, along with explanations of the various experiment she conducted on the topic of choice. I found her to be a remarkable speaker. Despite the fact that she is blind (you barely notice until near the end), all her observations seem to spread out to all your senses.

A frame from Sheena Iyengar's TED talk from ted.com

You guys can check it out here. I hope you guys enjoy and learn from this talk as much as I did!


  1. Well I watched all of it and I have to say it was pretty interesting, I've never really thought about the negative aspects of having more choice.

  2. I love TED talks! I haven't seen this one before so I'll definitely check it out.

  3. im watching the vid right now! thank you so much

  4. I don't know if I'll check it out. :P

  5. Thanks for the heads up Hannah, I'm gonna check it out.

  6. TED is one of my favourite websites. Some of my most read authors, such as Steven Pinker do regular lectures there.

  7. TED is in my city the month, i will see all the coferences.