About this Talk: Tapping into the findings of his latest book, NYTimes columnist David Brooks unpacks new insights into human nature from the cognitive sciences — insights with massive implications for economics and politics as well as our own self-knowledge. In a talk full of humor, he shows how you can’t hope to understand humans as separate individuals making choices based on their conscious awareness.

About this Speaker: New York Times columnist David Brooks is the author of “Bobos in Paradise,” “On Paradise Drive” — and his new narrative of neuroscience, “The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement.”  Website—

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