Tali Sharot, award-winning author of ‘The Influential Mind ‘ and ‘The Optimism Bias’, is the opening keynote at Inventures 2022. Professor Sharot is a leading expert on decision-making and emotion. She combines research in behavioural economics, psychology, and neuroscience to reveal the forces that shape our decisions and beliefs. Her books have been widely praised, including by the New York Times and Forbes. Dr. Sharot has written for TIME magazine and the New York Times, has been a repeated guest on CNN, MSNBC and co-presented BBC’s Science Club. She has held prestigious fellowships from the British Academy and Wellcome Trust, and is on the faculty of MIT and University College London where she directs the Affective Brain Lab. Her TED talks have been viewed over 12 million times.