domingo, 2 de junio de 2013

Extensive listening: How to make better decisions

How to make better decisions is a documentary aired by BBC's Horizon in 2008.

This is the way the BBC announced the programme:

"We are bad at making decisions. According to science, our decisions are based on oversimplification, laziness and prejudice. And that's assuming that we haven't already been hijacked by our surroundings or led astray by our subconscious!

Featuring exclusive footage of experiments that show how our choices can be confounded by temperature, warped by post-rationalisation and even manipulated by the future, Horizon presents a guide to better decision making, and introduces you to Mathematician Garth Sundem, who is convinced that conclusions can best be reached using simple maths and a pencil!"

You can read the transcript for the documentary here.