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The mistakes we make when we look at the present are similar to the ones we make when look to the future.

Daniel Gilbert Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Harvar...
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(Mis)Imagining the Future

(Mis)Imagining the Future

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Renowned Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert describes the foibles of imagination and illusions of foresight that cause each of us to misconceive our tomorrows and misestimate our satisfactions. Vividly bringing to life the latest scientific research in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, and behavioral economics, Gilbert reveals what scientists have discovered about the uniquely human ability to imagine the future, and about our capacity to predict how much we will like it when we get there.

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