TEDxBarcelonaSalon - why we believe to be right

About this event :

Perspective is everything, especially when it comes to examining your beliefs. Are you a soldier, prone to defending your viewpoint at all costs — or a scout, spurred by curiosity? Julia Galef examines the motivations behind these two mindsets and how they shape the way we interpret information, interweaved with a compelling history lesson from 19th-century France. When your steadfast opinions are tested, Galef asks: “What do you most yearn for? Do you yearn to defend your own beliefs or do you yearn to see the world as clearly as you possibly can?” Julia Galef

In her TED talk, Julia Galef explains us using an example that we don’t believe certain truths in case we are convinced of the contrary. Why does this occur, why is our mind doing this to us?

Joan Guardia
In order to help us finding answers to all these questions, we invited Joan Guardia, an expert in this subject. Joan is Professor at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Barcelona (Spain) and member of the Research Institute of Brain, Cognition and Behavior (IR3C). His research subject is associated with the psychological methods and, in general, with the global aspects of Methodology of Behavioral Science. He will first give us a small introduction into the subject and will then be the moderator of the following debate.

Joan Guardia

The talk (19:00-19:30)
We will start watching the TED Talk from Julia about the subject (video in English with Spanish subtitles). It will give us a basis in order to have a debate afterwards.

The debate (19:30-20:30)
After watching the talk, Joan will give us a small introduction into the subject. Afterwards, we will be able to discuss among all about this subject. The debate will be moderated by Joan.

Networking (20:30-21:30)
Like always, we will end the event with a networking session where we can enjoy drinks and tapas for all (included in the ticket).

Pictures of the past event:

Photography: Marta Pérez

About TEDxBarcelonaSalon:
At our TEDxBarcelonaSalon events we foster networking, dialog and the discussion among all members of TEDxBarcelona. In order to achieve this we meet once a month and listen to an interesting talk. After watching the talk we discuss about the presented subject. Here the list of past Salon events.

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      • Hey José,
        Thanks for informing us. Maybe you can help us with another information: what is the best way of getting information about the TEDxBarcelona events? I don’t talk about newsletter, I mean when we have a concern to ask or we are in need of extra information.
        I’m asking because I’ve tried to get in contact by the Facebook page and also by the contact option of this homepage, but I didn’t receive any answers.

        Thanks in advance,

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