Summary of The Riddle of Experience vs. Memory
When pursuing happiness, be aware that your memory skews your perceptions of experience.
According to behavioral economist Daniel Kahneman, memories skew perceptions of happiness, and brief moments within experiences can distort memories. This bias, he explains, stems from the vast difference between the “experiencing self” and the “remembering self,” which many people – including scientific researchers – confuse. getAbstract believes those pursuing happiness will find some clarity in Kahneman’s captivating lecture.
In this summary, you will learn
- What “cognitive traps” hinder happiness research,
- How the “experiencing self” and the “remembering self” differ, and
- Why differentiating between happiness and well-being is crucial.
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