The outsourced mind – Renée Richardson Gosline

MIT Sloan Prof. Renée Richardson Gosline

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We can’t remember any numbers without our cell phones and have difficulty driving without Waze. We increasingly rely on technology to perform basic cognitive tasks, and this choice is becoming more automatic and less conscious. We assume technology improves our choices. But does it?

A series of experiments will be used to examine the topic, leaving the viewer with the question: when do I assume greater rationality from technology, and how does that affect my expectations about my own behavior?

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx.

Renée Richardson Gosline is a Senior Lecturer and Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management.