Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Brain makes decisions before you even know it

From Nature:

Brain makes decisions before you even know it

Brain activity predicts decisions before they are consciously made.

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April 15, 2008 Posted by | behaviour, brain, decision making | | 1 Comment

Market boom/bust cycles are men’s fault

…well, actually, it’s the testosterone… from BBC News, and below it, TIME Magazine’s take on it:

Hormones ‘may fuel market crises’

Hormone surges among City traders could be partly responsible for driving “boom and bust” economics, say researchers. Continue reading

April 15, 2008 Posted by | behaviour, decision making, economics, emotions | , , , , , | Leave a comment