DiscoverThe Gray Area with Sean IllingYour gut instinct is usually wrong
Your gut instinct is usually wrong

Your gut instinct is usually wrong

Update: 2022-08-158
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Sean Illing talks with former Google data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, author of Don't Trust Your Gut. Seth argues that the way we make decisions is wrong, outdated, and based on methods or conventional wisdom that lead us astray from getting what we want. Sean and Seth discuss the idea of using data in place of our own intuition and reason to help us through things like online dating, picking a place to live, and being a better parent. Plus, how can we trust "experience sampling" studies that rely on self-reporting, when — after all — everybody lies?

Host: Sean Illing (@seanilling), Interviews Writer, Vox

Guest: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz (@SethS_D), author

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