Tali Sharot Keynote Speaker

  • Leading expert on human decision-making, optimism and emotion
  • Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London
  • Founder and director of the Affective Brain Lab

Tali Sharot's Biography

Professor Tali Sharot is a keynote speaker and a leading expert on human decision-making, optimism and emotion. She combines research in psychology, behavioral economics and neuroscience to reveal the forces that shape our decisions, beliefs and expectations of the future. Tali is a Professor at University College London and currently a visiting professor at MIT, she directs the Affective Brain Lab, where her team is dedicated to answer such questions with an aim at identifying ways to encourage behavioral change.

Dr. Sharot’s lab investigates how motivation and emotion determine our expectations of the future, our everyday decisions, our memories and our ability to learn. By understanding the brain mechanisms that mediate these effects their aim is to identify ways to encourage behavioural change that enhance well-being. Sharot is the author of several books including The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others (Henry Holt, 2017) and The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain (Pantheon, 2011). She has been a guest on The Today Show, CNN, MSNBC, co-presented BBC’s Science Club and spoke at TED. Sharot has written for TIME magazine (cover story), The Guardian, The Washington Post, the New York Times as well as many other publications.

Her keynote speaking audiences include Google, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Prudential, Citibank, Deloitte & Touche, PIMCO, Vail resorts, Johnson & Johnson, and the World Economic Forum, among many others.

Speaking topics:

  • The Business of Moving Others: Using the New Science of the Mind to Induce Behavioural Change
  • Smart Influence: How You Affect the Decisions, Desires and Opinions of Others
  • The Power of Optimism: How to Use Its Benefits and Guard Against Its Dangers
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Videos of Tali Sharot

How to motivate yourself to change your behavior | TEDxCambridge
How to motivate yourself to change your behavior | TEDxCambridge
Why Facts Don't Unify Us | Tali Sharot
Why Facts Don't Unify Us | Tali Sharot
The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power
The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power

Books by Tali Sharot

The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals about Our Power to Change Others
The Optimism Bias: Why we're wired to look on the bright side
The Science of Optimism: Why We're Hard-Wired for Hope

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