Tag Archives: decision-making

People’s tweets predict their decisions

People spend a lot of time on the internet: they write on social media, shop for products, listen to music, and click on ads. In my research with Dr. Phillip Wolff at Emory, I ask how much

A new representation of the nervous system: the hypermatrix

It is a big challenge to develop the most appropriate mathematical model to describe the electrical activity of different groups of neurons. There are more neurons in the nervous system (about 86 billion) than we have seconds

Neurons the decision makers

This work is concerned with understanding the synthesis of electric signals in the neural system based on making pairwise comparisons. Fundamentally, every person and every animal is born with the biological talent to compare stimuli from homogeneous

Swiss physicians’ perspectives on advance directives in elective cardiovascular surgery

Advance directives (AD) are a written document in which patients express their wishes regarding care and treatments in case they would become incompetent. When patients lose competency due to coma or confusion, for instance, AD can help

Telling people there is no free will makes them behave unethically, but only temporarily

Making people believe there is no such thing as free will can be a dangerous thing. Previous research has shown that if people believe there is no free will, they are more likely to cheat and behave

How does the brain manage our anger?

Aristotle is quoted to have said: “Anybody can become angry, that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, for the right purpose, and in

Roots of risky decisions in drug dependence

Decision-making is a key activity of everyday life. Consequently, disturbances in the ability to make appropriate decisions or anticipate their possible consequences can result in massive social, medical, and financial problems. In the Iowa gambling test developed

Considering patient values and preferences in healthcare decision-making

Healthcare decision-making is one of the most challenging aspects of medicine. In the past, doctors often based their decisions on dogma or personal experience often influenced by their personal value judgments. With the advent of evidence-based medicine