Field study shows group decision making not always the best
Researchers find men use anger as manipulation tool with other men
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 ...
Monkeys also believe in winning streaks, study shows
Humans have a well-documented tendency to see winning and losing streaks in situations that, in fact, are random. But scientists disagree about whether the "hot-hand bias" is a cultural artifact picked up ...
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 ...
Researchers pinpoint the mechanisms of self-control in the brain
When you're on a diet, deciding to skip your favorite calorie-laden foods and eat something healthier takes a whole lot of self-control--an ability that seems to come easier to some of us than others. Now, ...
You're born a copy but die an original
The older we get, the more different we become. This is the conclusion of a study that followed people from their 70th to their 90th year of life.
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.
Australia's wilderness 'risks being loved to death'
With 28 million visitors camping, tramping, biking, 4W driving, riding and picnicking in them every year, Australia's iconic nature areas are at risk of being loved to death.
Doing business with a parrot: Goffin cockatoos trade with nuts in an exchange experiment
The team of Alice Auersperg from the Department of Cognitive Biology from the University of Vienna has for the first time succeeded in observing self-control of cockatoos in exchange experiments. The results ...
Teen bond overcomes girl's heart transplant fear
(AP) -- Courtney Montgomery's heart was failing fast, but the 16-year-old furiously refused when her doctors, and her mother, urged a transplant.
Trust your gut ... but only sometimes
When faced with decisions, we often follow our intuitionour self-described "gut feelings"without understanding why. Our ability to make hunch decisions varies considerably: Intuition can either be a useful ally ...
Scientists develop climatological software for massive use
Understanding the weather behavior may not be as complicated as once thought, and would help to have more elements for decision making and prevention of natural disasters, as hurricanes or typhoons.
Brain cell mechanism for decision making also underlies judgment about certainty
(PhysOrg.com) -- 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 ...