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How can groups make good decisions? - Mariano Sigman and Dan Ariely

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We all know that when we make decisions in groups, they don't always go right. How can groups make good decisions? Dan Ariely and neuroscientist Mariano Sigman have been inquiring into how we interact to reach decisions by performing experiments with live crowds around the world. In this fun, fact-filled explainer, they share some intriguing results.

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