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Professor Ian Robertson


Trinity College Dublin

Presentation Title

"How Confidence Works"


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Professor Ian Robertson

Ian Robertson is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin and Co-Director of the Global Brain Health Institute at ( and is a Member of Academia Europaea. A trained clinical psychologist as well as a neuroscientist, he is widely known internationally for his research on neuropsychology. His science writing has included books aimed at the general reader: Mind Sculpture (2000), The Mind’s Eye (2003), Stay Sharp (2005), The Winner Effect (2012) and The Stress Test (2016), all of which have been widely translated ( His latest book How Confidence Works was published by Penguin in June 2021.

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