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By Daniel Roberts | Decision Making, Thinking and Neroscience

What Is Consciousness?

Scientists are beginning to unravel a mystery that has long vexed philosophers

13 cognitive biases that really screw things up for you

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of …

Psychology

Stanford Decision Engineer Shares 5 Mistakes People Make When Facing Hard Choices

Stanford Engineer, Michelle Florendo, shares five key insights about the decision-making process based on her training in decision analysis and engineering.<p>Have you ever been paralyzed by a decision, worried you won't make the right choice, or want to feel better about making a decision?<p>Michelle …

Management

What It Takes to Think Deeply About Complex Problems

The problems we’re facing often seem as complex as they do intractable. And as Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying, “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” So what does it take to increase the complexity of our thinking?<p>Too many leaders default to …

Management

How Your Emotions Influence Your Decisions

According to Herbert Simon, American Nobel Laureate scientist, “In order to have anything like a complete theory of human rationality, we have to understand what role emotion plays in it.”<p>As Dr. Simon and others have pointed out, emotions influence, skew or sometimes completely determine the …

Five ways to improve decision-making

Decision-making can be stressful. Not making decisions or making the wrong ones can be even more stressful.<p>What’s the difference between gung-ho and …

Study: Being forgetful might actually mean you're smarter

You can relax if remembering everything is not your strong suit. Recent research makes the case that being forgetful can be a strength — in fact, selective memory can even be a sign of stronger intelligence.<p>Traditional research on memory has focused on the advantages of remembering everything. But …

The Brain

#4 Tips for Entrepreneurs to Make Smart Decisions Faster

Somewhere switching between multiple tasks, there comes a time in every entrepreneur's life when he/she needs to make a quick business decision.<p>4 min read<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>The everyday life of an entrepreneur is full of highs and …

Entrepreneurship

Decision-making and Different Ways of Knowing

References<p>[i] Nathanson, D. (1992). <i>Shame and Pride: Affect, Sex, and the Birth of the Self</i>. New York, NY: Norton<p>[ii] Nathanson, D. (1992). <i>Shame and</i> …

Your Besotted Brain: A Neuroscience Love Song

Love is complicated, scientifically speaking. There's no single, specific "love chemical" that surges through our bodies when we see our beloved, and we can't point to a specific corner of the brain where love resides.<p>Still, scientists have measured real changes in our bodies when we fall in love: …

4 Decision-Making Mistakes People Make The Most, According To An Expert

Every day, we make hundreds of little decisions, from whether or not to get up when our alarms ring to what to think about when we're lying in bed at …

7 Steps of the Decision-Making Process

Decision Making Process<p>The decision-making process is a step-by-step process allowing professionals to solve problems by weighing evidence, examining …

Reasoned judgements: 5 steps to help avoid bad decision making

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5 Critical Warning Signs That You're Making Bad Decisions

Everyone's entrepreneurial journey is different, but the pitfalls are the same.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting your own business is a labor of love. You’ve made a commitment to go out on your own. Then the hard part starts: figuring out how to …

Entrepreneurship

A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

The Best Leaders Know This Is The Key to Making Good Decisions

Good leaders know the cost of making decisions for the wrong reasons, and how to build the mental toughness to avoid doing it.<p>I recently wrote about how the best CEOs use a mindful approach to overcome the most common leadership mistakes. While CEOs may specifically worry about being great leaders, …

Mindfulness

How People Make Decisions That Are Bad For Them

These days, you feel like a robot.<p><i>You drag your feet into work and you have to deal with your boss. You’re hustling this year yet again to try and</i> …

What happens to the brain as we age?

Brain aging is inevitable to some extent, but not uniform; it affects everyone, or every brain, differently. Slowing down brain aging or stopping it …

Your Foolproof Guide For Making Better Decisions

I was working as a sales manager, and my top-performer was an amazing salesman—but a very difficult employee. Although he would constantly talk about how “honest” he was, it was quite clear that he wasn’t actually all that truthful with either his clients or our company. (Pro tip: If someone brags …

Eight ways to improve your decision making

The decisions we make every day - frequently automatic and incredibly fast - impact every area of our lives. Michael Nicholas, author of 'The Little …

Management

11 steps to improve your decision making

Success stems from an accumulation of wise choices. But consistently making good decisions and sound judgments in a frenetic world is challenging. …

How to avoid regretting a purchase

Cleaning out my closet the other day, I was shocked to find a pair of shoes I purchased more than a year ago still sitting in the box unopened. I remembered being excited when I bought them, but by the time I got home, I had already lost interest.<p>If you’ve ever regretted a purchase, you have …

What Are The 4 Big Questions In Brain Science?

The knowledge of the brain has evolved over the years, but the complexity remains. With many advances in brain imaging and the ability to scan the …

Here's Your 'Doctor's Note': It's Time To Nap

A brain scientist explains how napping might just help solve one of the biggest problems of the modern workplace: engagement.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this era of unrivaled volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, employee engagement has …

Sleep

Science Says This 5-Second Rule Will Make Your Brain Stop Procrastinating

How to use neuroscience to beat procrastination and have more time for what really matters.<p>I've been meaning to write this column for some time. The reason I'm finally getting to it is because it's an excuse to avoid doing something else.<p>Let's face it, few of us, if we're honest, wouldn't confess …

Self-help

Understanding Human Decision-Making: Neuroeconomics

Paul W. Glimcher, Ph.D. <i><br>Institute for the Study of Decision Making, New York University</i><p>In 1670 Blaise Pascal took what many see as the first steps …

7 Rules Naturally Clear Leaders Follow When Making Decisions

If you make decisions by consensus, you waste a lot of time. But if you make decisions without sufficient involvement, you won’t gain the cooperation and commitment you need for subsequent steps and successful implementation. How do naturally clear leaders thread this needle? They consciously, or …

Management

Scientists discover brain's neural switch for becoming an alpha male

Timid mice turn bold after their ‘alpha’ circuit is stimulated as results show ‘winner effect’ lingers on and mechanism may be similar in humans<p>Brash, brawny and keen to impose their will on anyone who enters their sphere of existence: the alpha male in action is unmistakable.<p>Now scientists claim …

AI could save us from making poor decisions

Even as the masses begin to settle into the idea that a great many jobs can be automated by AI, they still cling to the notion that jobs involving “judgment” are safe.<p>One can appreciate why people keep human judgement on such an exalted pedestal, after all, every great advancement in science or …