Monday, March 05, 2012

Bosch: The Conjurer

A lot of recent work in behavioural economics focuses on attention and decision making. The painting below by Hieronymous Bosch "The Conjurer" is a nice image for this. The nobelman at the front is fixated on the object being displayed to him by the conjurer. If you look closely, you can see his attention would probably be better allocated to the guy behind him stealing his money.

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