Researchers find clue to explain how penguins know when to surface
UCI robot to aid brain research
(PhysOrg.com) -- A robot powered by a computerized model of a rodent brain will help researchers from UC Irvine and UC San Diego understand how people recognize and adapt to change.
Helping people through the decision-making process using a web-based application
(Phys.org) —Not everyone likes to make decisions alone. People sometimes need feedback. Now they have a social media site that can give it to them.
Under Pressure: The Impact of Stress on Decision Making
(PhysOrg.com) -- We are faced with making decisions all the time. Often, we will carefully deliberate the pros and cons of each item, taking into consideration past experiences with similar situations before making our ultimate ...
Zombies offer key to understanding how crowds evacuate
Zombies might not be the most obvious candidates to use when researching how crowds evacuate buildings, but they have proved a key factor in a new study into crowd behaviour.
Full bladder, better decisions? Controlling your bladder decreases impulsive choices
What should you do when you really, REALLY have to "go"? Make important life decisions, maybe. Controlling your bladder makes you better at controlling yourself when making decisions about your future, too, according to a ...
Adolescent alcohol expsoure may lead to long-term risky decision making
(PhysOrg.com) -- Picture this. A bunch of adolescent rats walk into a bar and start consuming Jell-O shots. Lots of them.
Researchers find men use anger as manipulation tool with other men
Field study shows group decision making not always the best
Natural-disaster mathematical aid systems are presented to NGOs
A team of mathematicians from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) has developed a computer application that estimates the magnitude of natural disasters and helps NGOs in the decision making process. ...
Controlling uncertainty: Decision making and learning in complex worlds
(PhysOrg.com) -- In her latest book Controlling Uncertainty: Decision Making and Learning in Complex Worlds Dr Magda Osman (University College London Psychology & Language Sciences) discusses current resear ...
The business brain
Research in the field of neurofinance is showing that how our brains are wired may predetermine our financial success.
Armed with information, people make poor choices, study finds
When faced with a choice that could yield either short-term satisfaction or longer-term benefits, people with complete information about the options generally go for the quick reward, according to new research from University ...
Being faced with gender stereotypes makes women less likely to take financial risks
Last year Nicholas Kristof declared in his New York Times column what banks need to fix their problems: Not just a bailout, but also "women, women, and women." Women are generally thought to be less willing to take risks ...