News tagged with making decisions

How the brain responds to choices

Choices, it is commonly understood, lead to action—but how does this happen in the brain? Intuitively, we first make a choice between the options. For example, when approaching a yellow traffic light, we need to decide ...

Oct 07, 2016
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Do older people take fewer risks?

Studies by the University of Basel have shown that whether and how risk-taking propensity varies over a person's life span depends in part on how risk taking is measured. When subjects are asked how they assess their risk ...

Oct 04, 2016
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