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2010-03-15 15:57:43

The more difficult the decision we face, the more likely we are not to act, according to new research by UCL scientists that examines the neural pathways involved in 'status quo bias' in the human brain.

2009-11-16 10:17:00

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- With health care reform taking the national spotlight, the sole point of agreement by all parties is that some form of change is necessary.

2009-10-26 15:26:00

For women just diagnosed with breast cancer, one of the important decisions confronting them is whether to have a lumpectomy or mastectomy.

2009-09-16 08:31:02

We are faced with making decisions all the time. Often, we carefully deliberate the pros and cons of our choices, taking into consideration past experiences in similar situations before making a final decision. However, a new study suggests that cognitive stress, such as distraction, can influence this balanced, logical approach to decision making.

2009-06-10 13:30:20

A new study uncovers a pivotal role for the human frontal lobe in the promotion of behavioral flexibility during voluntary choice.

2009-05-28 10:51:44

A new study demonstrates that when faced with a difficult decision, the human brain calls upon multiple neural systems that code for different sorts of behaviors and strategies.

2009-05-28 07:37:28

Your brain activity can reveal how you make big decisions, according to a new study.

2009-05-08 09:36:02

Countless times a day people judge their confidence in a choice they are about to make -- that they now can safely turn left at this intersection, that they aren't sure of their answer on a quiz, that their hot coffee has cooled enough to drink.

2009-04-13 12:59:00

Initiative to Identify What Triggers Racial Bias and Political Consequences WASHINGTON, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The election of President Obama shows how far America has progressed in overcoming the racial divides that for so long scarred this country.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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