The neuroscience of optimism - how the brain creates a rosy outlook : Not Exactly Rocket Science

We expect our future successes to overpower our past ones. Compared to an imaginary Joe Bloggs, we deem ourselves likely to live longer, more likely to have a successful career and less likely to suffer divorce or ill health. Even the most cynical of minds had a tendency for making similar, overconfident predictions.

2009-10-02

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