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What are the forces shaping human behaviour? How do we think and decide? What are the origins of human rationality and irrationality?

These are themes explored in the course The Mind is Flat – a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on FutureLearn.

You can « sign up for the course here », it's free!

The Mind is Flat - an online course
This website provides a collection of online experiments supporting the course materials:

The Experiments

You can do the experiments in any order — all at once, or as the weeks of the course unfold.


Nick Chater Powered by Warwick Business School

Nick Chater is Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School. Nick advises the UK Government and private sector on behavioural change through the Behavioural Insight Team (BIT), popularly re-named the 'Nudge' unit.

Nick has over 200 publications, has won four national awards for psychological research, and has served as Associate Editor for the journals Cognitive Science, Psychological Review, and Psychological Science.

He was elected a Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society in 2010 and a Fellow of the British Academy in 2012. He is co-founder of former Warwick spin-out, Decision Technology, a research consultancy.