The Art of Decision Making

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The Art of Decision Making

An evening exploring how our brains make decisions and tell stories.

Thursday, January 31st @ 18.30
Science Gallery Dublin

White Label and The Festival of Curiosity invite you to come and test your cognitive biases and be part of the development of a new piece of groundbreaking theatre.

Stupid Things is part play, part human experiment. It is a new piece of theatre supported by Science Foundation Ireland that investigates the thin line between logic and narrative that exists in our heads. How do our brains deceive us and make us do stupid things?

The play tells the story of two doctors who fall in and out of love while they work to save lives by improving the decision making of doctors. During the show, the actors conduct live surveys on the audience to tease out their choices and identify the cognitive ‘rules of thumb’ that play tricks on the mind.

This event is designed to develop the play by road-testing the experimental surveys and providing a forum to discuss the art and the science behind the show.

In addition to the live surveys, there will be a rehearsed reading of an excerpt of the play and a panel discussion on the neuroscience and psychology of decision making and how our brains are fundamentally narrative machines.

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