What Makes a Hero Like Aaron Feis Is a Brain Mystery
Aaron Feis and other staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School lost their own lives while saving the lives of others. Science still struggles to explain such acts of heroism.
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AI Is Better at Compromise Than Humans, Finds New Study
Some researchers have been testing the ability of artificial intelligence to not just compete with humanity, but also to collaborate.
How Can Groups Make Good Decisions?
We all know that when we make decisions in groups, they don't always go right — and sometimes they go very wrong.
Lack of Intellectual Humility Plagues Our Times, Say Researchers
A recent psychology study examines the importance of intellectual humility in decision-making related to politics, health, and work.
Humans Are Bad at Predicting Futures That Don’t Benefit Them
Unrealistic optimism makes people think bad things are less likely to happen to them than to others, and it hampers their decision-making.
Science Says Making Better Decisions Starts With This One Fundamental Thing
New research shows wisdom isn't about knowledge. It's about what kind of person you are.
What Would the Average Human Do?
Artificial intelligence researchers want to teach computers to make moral choices based on millions of human survey responses.
How Richard Thaler’s ‘Simple Insights’ Led to a Nobel Prize
Katherine Milkman discusses the awarding of the Nobel Prize to behavioral economist Richard Thaler.
Why We Contradict Ourselves and Confound Each Other
With his book Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman emerged as one of the most intriguing voices on the complexity of human thought and behavior.
Researchers Unite in Quest for ‘Standard Model’ of the Brain
Modeled on big physics projects, the International Brain Lab will bring together some of the world’s pre-eminent neuroscientists to probe a single behavior.
We Ignore What Doesn’t Fit With Our Biases — Even If It Costs Us
We tend to pay more attention to information that confirms our own beliefs and biases, and we are prepared to lose money to stick to our guns.
A Philosopher Who Studies Life Changes Says Our Biggest Decisions Can Never Be Rational
When faced with a potentially transformative choice, L.A. Paul explains the problem at hand.
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