The Riddle Of Experience Vs Memory

The Riddle Of Experience Vs Memory

Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize Laureate and cognitive psychologist, uses humour and wit to deliver a compelling talk on the nature of memory and the divide we all carry within us between the remembering self and the experiencing self. Noted for his work in behavioural economics, Kahneman is an expert on human motivation and decision making. In this talk, he stresses the difference between well-being and happiness, as well as the mistakes we make in our endless pursuit of happiness in life.

Odd as it may seem, I am my remembering self, and the experiencing self, who does my living, is like a stranger to me.”– Daniel Kahneman – Thinking Fast and Slow

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