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Screening: The Poker Player

Lunch Matters

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
1:00 PM–2:30 PM

How do you deal with being dealt a bad hand? Personality psychologist John D. Mayer gets some tips from star poker player Vanessa Selbst about how to avoid a bad read, limping in, and when to bluff the pot. And above all: how to maintain focus without appearing that you are. This is a filmed conversation from last years’ Brainwave series.

Includes a post-screening discussion moderated by Peter Sokol-Hessner

About the Speaker

Peter Sokol-Hessner is a Postdoctoral Fellow at New York University in Psychology and Neuroscience. He studies how affect and decision-making interact, and how changing emotions can change choices. His research combines computational models of value and learning, psychological theories of affect and regulation, and measures and manipulations of emotion and the brain. By leveraging psychology, economics, and neuroscience, he seeks to develop a more nuanced, sophisticated understanding of affect and decision-making.

Tickets: $15.00
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