TED Talk a Day - Day 2: The Surprising Science of Happiness by Dan Gilbert

Happiness is an aim of mine so when i stumbled upon Dan Gilbert's The Surprising Science of Happiness i knew i had to give it a watch.  Here are my notes:
  • Prefrontal cortex - experience stimulators
  • Impact bias is the tendency to over-estimate the hedonic impact of future events
  • Synthetic happiness is what we make when we don't get what we want
  • "A mall full of Zen monks is not going to be particularly profitable because they don't want stuff enough
  • Free-choice paradigm
  • We like to keep our options open when we'd be happier making a decision and sticking with it while leaving the other behind
Feel free to share your notes in the comments section below. Enjoy!