The wonderful people from Radio Lab organized an event Thursday evening at a beach in NYC. This was part of the World Science Festival and it was called: “You and Your Irrational Brain: An Evening of Experimentation Under the Stars.”
It was tremendously fun to hang out on the beach, drink beer, and talk about behavioral economics and mistakes people make in decisions (for some pictures and a more detailed report see this link). When it was over, I was deeply disappointed.
Look at the picture below. Isn’t this the ideal setting to have a chat about science? Maybe I will try to move my class next term to that wonderful beach (or maybe it was the beer).