Hacking Your Mind: Wings of Angels

Hacking Your Mind: Wings of Angels

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm

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Discover how you can hack your own mind and help change the world for the better.

Hacking Your Mind, a new four-part series, concludes Wednesday, September 30 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV, with Wings of Angels. Find out why hacking for good may be the most important scientific discovery of this century, and learn how to hack your mind to improve your life and the lives of your family and friends.

eaturing best-selling authors, including Michael Lewis (“Moneyball,” “The Big Short”) and Nobel Prize winners, including Daniel Kahneman (“Thinking, Fast and Slow”) and Richard Thaler, creator of behavioral economics, Hacking Your Mind is a fun and fast-paced adventure filled with discoveries that are incredibly relevant to your life, to our nation and our world. Jake Ward, longtime editor of “Popular Science” and NBC’s science correspondent hosts.

Throughout the program, discover how we evolved to make many of our decisions not based on what we “think,” but based on our feelings, intuition and habits. This enables us to make decisions almost instantly, as though we’re operating on autopilot. Most of the time these autopilot processes serve us well, but they can also lead us to make predictable mistakes. Ward reveals how these common mistakes make us vulnerable to bias and misinformation. Even more important, Ward will show us how we can protect ourselves and fight back, so you can learn how to hack your own mind to make your life better, and by doing it, improve the lives of everyone around you