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Category: Neuroscience

Spontaneous Brain Fluctuations Influence Risk-taking

Minute-to-minute fluctuations in human brain activity, associated with changing levels of dopamine, impact whether we make risky decisions, a new University College London study has found. The findings could help explain why humans are inconsistent and sometimes irrational. “Experts have long struggled to explain why people are so erratic, making one decision one day and […]

Decision Making: Remembering To Choose The Future

From the philosophers of ancient Greece to the self-help books of today, humans have long been interested in choice. Philosophers and ethicists have debated what goals we ought to choose for millennia, and for a century or more economists and psychologists have studied what goals we will choose. In everyday language, we often talk about […]