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Researchers get ‘glimpse into a human mind’ as it makes choices in groups, social media

November 28, 2019

The choices we make in large group settings — such as in online forums and social media —…
Algorithms that train AI to avoid specific misbehaviors are developed by Stanford and UMass scientists

November 22, 2019

Artificial intelligence has moved into the commercial mainstream thanks to the growing prowess of machine learning algorithms that…
Who buys the wine? Research reveals how consumers make choices for groups

November 12, 2019

When tasked with making choices for a big group, like selecting wine for the table, independent people typically…
Reading the brain’s map: coordinated brain activation supports spatial learning and decision-making

October 31, 2019

Specialized brain activation “replays” the possible routes that rats can take as they navigate a space, helping them…
Mice, like humans, fidget when deep in thought

September 25, 2019

Almost everyone fidgets, said Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Associate Professor Anne Churchland. She referred to a collage of videos…
‘Information gerrymandering’ poses a threat to democratic decision making

September 6, 2019

Electoral gerrymandering, in which political districts are drawn to favor one party, has attracted renewed attention of late.…
How peer pressure does—and doesn’t—influence our choices

September 2, 2019

It’s a familiar scenario: You go out to eat with a friend, and he or she orders a…
How expectation influences perception

July 19, 2019

For decades, research has shown that our perception of the world is influenced by our expectations. These expectations,…
Two-day course explores AI capabilities for business

June 28, 2019

What do you get when you cross a creative thinker with an enormous amount of data? Key ingredients…
How the brain helps us make good decisions — and bad ones

June 27, 2019

A prevailing theory in neuroscience holds that people make decisions based on integrated global calculations that occur within the frontal…
How Learning and Decision-Making Share a Common Underlying Brain Mechanism

May 27, 2019

In a pair of recently published papers, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, along with local and international collaborators,…
How we make complex decisions

May 22, 2019

When making a complex decision, we often break the problem down into a series of smaller decisions. For…
Scientists Locate Brain Area Where Value Decisions Are Made

May 13, 2019

Neurobiologists at the University of California San Diego have pinpointed the brain area responsible for value decisions that…
Near Real-Time Mapping Technology Could Improve Natural Disaster Decision Making

February 15, 2019

Natural disasters can happen in the blink of an eye. Even when some come with warnings days in…
Answering too quickly slows learning

December 21, 2018

Careful deliberation before making a decision is critical to successfully learn a new task, more so than getting…
Colin Twomey studies how groups, both human and animal, make collective decisions. His research covers a variety of topics, including fish behavior and human color perception. Image credit: University of Pennsylvania
How do individual decisions affect group decisions?

December 7, 2018

Group decisions are sometimes made based on the action of a single individual. If one fish sees a…
NIH researchers discover neural code that predicts behavior

November 29, 2018

Scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have found that neurons in the superior colliculus, an ancient midbrain…
Scientists Uncover Why You Can’t Decide What to Order for Lunch

October 2, 2018

If you’ve ever found yourself staring at a lengthy restaurant menu and been completely unable to decide what…
Diving in to how our brains process information

September 18, 2018

How our brains process information is intimately tied to the kinds of goals we have or the tasks…
In some Areas, Young Kids Better at Decision-Making than Older Peers

July 23, 2018

According to a new study conducted at the University of Waterloo (UW), maturity doesn’t always translate into superior…
Why do the choices made today affect those we make tomorrow?

June 6, 2018

We make thousands of decisions every day—where to walk, who to greet, what to eat—and though much research…
How to check your unconscious biases

May 4, 2018

Diversity expert Howard Ross recounted a time when he dismissed a fellow air traveller—bearded, heavy-set, flannel-shirted and with a car…
How decisions form in the brain: A physical basis for a cognitive process

May 2, 2018

In experiments asking fruit flies to distinguish between ever closer concentrations of an odour, the researchers led by…
Daunted by spring cleaning? Blame your brain, professor says

March 27, 2018

Closets bulging with clothes and shoes. Plastic bins of stuff shoved under the bed. Stacks of mail covering…
Decision-making is shaped by individual differences in the functional brain connectome

March 19, 2018

Each day brings with it a host of decisions to be made, and each person approaches those decisions…
The Minds of the New Machines – Machine Learning at Georgia Tech

March 12, 2018

Machine learning has been around for decades, but the advent of big data and more powerful computers has…
AI Presents Thorny Regulatory Questions

February 21, 2018

A self-driving car experiences sudden brake failure as it approaches a crosswalk. If it continues in its lane,…
Flight test showcases success of BAE Systems’ semi-autonomous software

February 13, 2018

BAE Systems has developed automated, on-board software that enhances mission effectiveness. Today, combat missions are a manual, coordinated…
How impatience guides financial behavior

October 31, 2017

Imagine you are receiving a refund payment from the federal government. Are you going to spend it right…
Should I stay or go?

August 18, 2017

Now a new study offers insights into what people are deliberating about and what makes the decision so…
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