The decisions we make in life often come down to Bayes' Theorem, but most of us don't even realise what it is. So how does it work?
Children's opinions about their own care are often not sought by parents and healthcare professionals.
Online ratings and reviews may seem like a good way to see what other consumers think of a product but they can be to simplistic and misleading, research shows.
For 30 years, sports fans have been told to forget about streaks because the 'hot hand' is a fallacy. But a reanalysis says not so fast: Statistics show players really are in the zone sometimes.
Should you go with your gut when hiring an employee or making another decision on the job? The research suggests that in most cases, probably not.
Patients are an important part of improving health care quality; doctors can't make good decisions for patients by themselves. Here are some things you can do to help take care of yourself.
Research comes with risk and uncertainty so getting the right message across to the people who matter can be a challenge for scientists. A new plan out today hopes to change that.
Planning to give birth just a little early carries long-term risks for babies, as researchers are discovering. This is why we should be concerned.
Politicians want to regulate the software that decides if we get a loan or a job, but existing laws can already protect us – if we know how to use them.
Our brains may be slower at making decisions than computers, but there is a massive evolutionary benefit to this tardiness.
They gamble less with their hearts than their heads.
Here's how meditation can help make some of those big life decisions a little more easy to handle.
Different animals and different behaviors rely on various forms and combinations of 'government' to carry out desired actions.
The saying goes, with age comes wisdom, but is that really true?
How can diverse societies agree on strategies for tackling complex problems? Lawrence Susskind and Ella Kim of MIT explain how role-playing games can help people learn to collaborate.
There's no single region in the brain responsible for all moral decision making. But neuroscience research has shown specific brain regions are involved when we're faced with moral dilemmas.
By forgetting that medicine postpones death rather than saving lives, we persuade ourselves it might somehow keep extending our life and come to view death as a failure of medicine.
We think that more information means better decisions, but really it means we struggle to make decisions at all.
When it comes to choosing locations, the leaders of baboon packs take a step back.
Hurricanes can be deadly to those in their path. Officials don't want to unnecessarily alarm before solid forecasts are in place, but residents need enough time to prepare and heed evacuation orders.