Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational, will join Radio Lab hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich and Proust was a Neuroscientist author and Radio Lab contributor Jonah Lehrer to explore the often surprising factors that motivate and dictate human behavior.
Why, for example, are people generally more comfortable stealing pencils from work than money from a petty cash box? And what does this tell us about the degree to which human decision-making is based upon irrational thinking?
This free event will combine discussion with live group experiments, games and demonstrations that test the ideas in Ariely's book, followed by food, drink and music under the stars.
Tickets are free, but reservations are required. Please email [email protected].
More info at www.radiolab.org.
Official Website: http://www.worldsciencefestival.com
Added by bambamnyc on May 13, 2008