Researchers examine the neuroscience behind why we make certain decisions when faced with multiple choices.
How do we make decisions during times when we are uncertain? A new study may have clues. Researchers identified a specific set of neurons that prevent the brain from using unreliable information when faced with decision-making.
Recurrent neural networks within the human frontal cortex may be responsible for decision making, language, and movement, researchers report.
Brain areas associated with working memory also gauge the quality and uncertainty of memories. Researchers reveal details about the neural mechanisms of working memory that allow us to make decisions based on our certainty of memories.
People's beliefs about good and evil supernatural agents are influenced by how they view their fellow humans and human behavior.
Heightened states of arousal altered neural circuits in a brain area associated with decision making, resulting in some neurons changing from decision making to internal state monitors.
A new mathematical model evaluates the influence of social learners in group decision-making and how a critical threshold is key to informed choices.
Unexpected uncertainty is a motivator for change that prompts us to change our decisions and behaviors, even when changing the decision does not provide a better outcome.