Failures of affective forecasting are associated with overlooking the details of the future. But affective forecasting at all is associated with overlooking the details of the present. Read More
Many a colorful figure have pointed out that a life is basically a statistical experience, made of moments like this one. If you put enough of those moments together, you learn to talk, fall in love, and grow old. If you're an economist, you can put a value on it. For a psychologist, the numbers sum to the ebb and flow of individuals, relationships, and cultures. On an even larger scale, evolution does the math. Statistical Life takes a data’s-eye-view on how these moments sum to us.