BETA Podcast: Interview with Mariam Chammat

BETA Podcast: Interview with Mariam Chammat

Domestic Policy Behavioural Economics
Thursday, 07 February 2019

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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Mariam Chammat’s journey in behavioural science began with a trick her grandfather taught her – to put her ring on a different finger when she needed to remember something.

As a teenager, her fascination with the human brain  saw her consume hours of documentaries charting its quirks.

From there Mariam’s interest in the human brain flowed from biology, through to optical illusions, cognitive dissonance and finally into creating the French Government’s first behavioural insights unit.

Listen to Mariam’s take on how we can use our understanding of the brain’s shortcomings to make the world a better place on BETA’s website.

This is one of many conversations with the world’s leading experts in behavioural science, from the annual BX Conference held in Sydney last year.

You can now view each and every session from the BX conference online at BETA’s website.

Disclaimer: BETA's podcasts discuss behavioural economics and insights with a range of academics, experts and practitioners. The views expressed are those of the individuals interviewed and do not necessarily reflect those of the Australian Government.