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Are Humans Predictably Irrational?

Are Humans Predictably Irrational?

Our brains are prone to cognitive biases that affect everything from financial markets to basketball.

Presenter Ed Butler talks to author Michael Lewis about his new biography of the Israeli pioneers of research into irrational behaviour, Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. Plus Wall Street fund manager and blogger Barry Ritholtz explains how he has built an investment philosophy around overcoming the common systematic errors of judgement that we all suffer from.

Also in the programme, Jane O'Brien on why the workoholics of Silicon Valley shouldn't be afraid to make a meal of things.

(Picture: Woman looks at a human brain on display in Bristol, UK; Credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)