Neuroscience

The reward system in the brain affects our judgments

We make judgements quite rationally or "by the gut." Not only experience and relevant information play an important role, but also our preferences. A study by the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Cologne shows ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

First impressions count, new speech research confirms

Human beings make similar judgements of the trustworthiness and dominance of an unfamiliar speaker after hearing just a single word, new research shows, suggesting the old saying that 'first impressions count' might well ...

Overweight & Obesity

Women should have right to reject pregnancy: legal academic

Laws should not force women to risk death and injury by having a baby, according to a QUT legal academic who has says abortion can be decriminalised without society and governments making a moral judgement.

Health

ACP does not support legalization of assisted suicide

(HealthDay)—The American College of Physicians (ACP) does not support the legalization of physician-assisted suicide, a practice that raises ethical, clinical, and other concerns, according to a position paper published ...

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Judgement

Judgment (or judgement) is the evaluation of evidence in the making of a decision. The term has three distinct uses:

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