Unconscious Brain makes best Decisions United Press International Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Sunday was a Day of Decisions, Clarity USA Today Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Risk-Takers May Lack Ability to Limit Brain Chemical The Washington Post Take a look at an interesting article we found.
A little village in the Auvergne hopes to become a sister city with Bruni in the Piedmont, in honor of France's first lady.
January 05, 2009
Jonah Lehrer, who describes himself as pathologically indecisive, has a new book coming out in February called "How We Decide.”
It’s all about the burgeoning field of neuroscience and how we’re using new tools that are unlocking the mind and making decision-making into a science.
At least that's my understanding.
It may not just roll off the tongue, but from what I gather, the amount of dopamine in your prefrontal cortex (where the best decisions are made) can affect how rational those decisions are.
Malcolm Gladwelli is a proponent of decisions made in the "Blink" of an eyelash that is "the power of thinking without thinking."
Then I made the mistake of reading Sophocles who said, “Quick decisions are unsafe decisions.”
And if another playwright, who wrote "Hamlet," blinked it would have made for a very short play.
So I made the semi-blink decision to seek other opinions.
Daniel Kahneman, professor at Princeton University's Department of Psychology, and Amos Tversky came up with the Prospect theory that base decisions on perceived gains rather than perceived losses.
While in his classic work, “Think and Grow Rich,” Napoleon Hill states that 98% of people are in jobs they have through indecision, because they never made the decision about what they wanted to do in their lives in the first place.
His “master method” of decision making, is not blinking, but it is the power of thinking. It consists of asking yourself, “What is the worst possible outcome? And can you live with it?
Maybe the solution is to, in trying to integrate everything, lean on the prefrontal cortex for complex decisions like relationships, buying a house, choosing a job and playing poker.
Go for "blinking" in picking a stock (since history has shown logic doesn’t matter), picking a horse (study of the Racing Form seldom helps) and knowing Fluffy was the cat for you.
But I hope you decide to inform us how you make decisions.
Plato, the Great Decision Maker philosophytalk.org/ Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Society for Neuroscience sfn.org/ Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Meditation and the Neuroscience of Inner Peace Mind Hacks Take a look at an interesting article we found.
What decision-making school do you subscribe to?