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Bestselling author Michael Covel is the host of Trend Following Radio with 15+ million listens. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trading -- all passionately explored and debated. Guests include Nobel Prize winners: Robert Aumann, Angus Deaton, Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Hart, Harry Markowitz & Vernon Smith. More guests: Jack Canfield, Howard Marks, James Altucher, Dan Ariely, Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Kathleen Eisenhardt, Marc Faber, Tim Ferriss, Jason Fried, Gerd Gigerenzer, Larry Hite, Sally Hogshead, Ryan Holiday, Jack Horner, Ewan Kirk, Steven Kotler, Michael Mauboussin, Tucker Max, Barry Ritholtz, Jim Rogers, Jack Schwager, Ed Seykota, Philip Tetlock & Walter Williams. 1200+ episodes.

Aug 21, 2023

My guest today is Christopher Chabris, a cognitive psychologist and a well-known researcher in the fields of psychology and human cognition. He is most famous for his work on the "invisible gorilla" experiment, which he conducted during his graduate studies at Harvard University along with Daniel Simons. This experiment demonstrated the phenomenon of "inattentional blindness," where people fail to notice unexpected objects or events if their attention is focused on a different task.

The topic is his co-authored book Nobody's Fool: Why We Get Taken In and What We Can Do about It.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • Cognitive biases and their impact on perception and deception
  • Stepping back from heated debates
  • Scams, frauds, and deceptions
  • Selective data analysis and confirmation bias
  • Vaccines and politics
  • Thinking critically and seeking truth in divisive topics
  • Examining COVID, gender, and Trump through a framework
  • Information curation

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