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The Optimism Bias by Tali Sharot.. You are biased. You think good things are going to happen. Welcome to neuroscience, 2011. Bonus material: Why we are terrible at figuring out what’s going to make us happy.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Most readers will turn to the last page not only buoyed by hope but also aware of the sources and benefits of that hope."


"Once I started reading The Optimism Bias, I could not put it down. Sharot describes her research through captivating stories while making the complex neuroscience easy to understand. For those of you interested in understanding the biological processes that affect our outlooks on the world, this is the book for you."

Positive Psychology Daily News

Author bio: Tali Sharot’s research on optimism, memory, and emotion has been the subject of features in Newsweek, The Boston Globe, Time, The Wall Street Journal, New Scientist, and The Washington Post, as well as on the BBC. She has a Ph.D. in psychology and neuroscience from New York University and is currently a research fellow at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at University College London. She lives in London. More information can be found here:

Book Details: Science/Technology; (272 pp. Tantalizing: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

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