Dan Gilbert Keynotes - The Dan Gilbert keynotes are charged with the scientific insights that explore the impact of trauma...
Drawing examples from a wide variety of topics and subjects, Gilbert shows how people are capable of finding happiness in events and situations that don't necessarily match up to desired outcomes. To really drive this idea home, Gilbert references an experiment he did with a group of patients who suffer from anterograde amnesia (the inability to create new memories). These individuals were asked to rank their favorite Monet painting, after having already chosen one to take home with them. Gilbert explains how these people were unaffected by the fact that they knew they owned the one they chose already. Gilbert's speech offers an abundance of interesting research, jaw-dropping examples and a reason to question the way we judge our own happiness.