When science and anecdote share a podium, you must decide how to value each.
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How much weight would you put on a scientist's expertise versus the opinion of a random stranger? People on either end of the political spectrum decide differently what seems true.
No smell, no touch: People line up in Prague, Czech Republic, to get tested for the coronavirus.
All of the senses have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, not because the senses have changed, but because the world has, writes a sensory historian.
Weighing what’s fair takes deliberation.
A decision-making process that relies on intuitive feelings rather than careful deliberation invites a host of biases that make bad decisions and disproportional consequences far more likely.
This is the first time Video Assistant Referee system, known as VAR,has been used at the world cup to assist referees make decisions.
Video assistant referees have led to some controversial decisions at the World Cup. Rather than improving the quality of decision making by on-field refs, VAR could undermine it instead.
Intuition happens as a result of fast processing in the brain.
Valerie van Mulukom
It's time to stop the witch hunt on intuition.
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A podcast on intuition: from how it works in the body, to how to harness it, and the story of two scientists who followed a hunch – about quantum biology.
Relationship science can weigh in on whether you’re with a winner.
If there were a Keltner List for relationships – as for induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame – what would be on it? A relationship scientist draws on psychology research to help you assess your love.
Sport algorithms aren’t working for business.
There are good reasons why business has not been as successful as sports teams at implementing algorithmic decision-making.
Intuition is just one of many factors that shape what you believe.
Has student debt changed because the purpose of education has changed?
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About 44 million Americans are still paying off student loan debt. But it didn't always used to be this way. As the perceived purpose of a college education changed, so too did the way we pay for it.
Don’t laugh at the psychological study of humor.
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No longer dismissed as an undesirable negative trait to be avoided, humor is having a heyday among experimental psychologists.
Do you ever feel like this? It’s not helping you get smarter…
We now have access to an Internet containing a vast store of information much bigger than any individual brain can carry - and that's not always a good thing.
Intuitive processes may underlie decisions of those who help others while risking their own lives.
If you noticed a person in grave danger would you act first and think later in order to save them? New research suggests…
Whether or not intuition is inherently “good” depends on the situation.
The word intuition is derived from the Latin intueor – to see; intuition is thus often invoked to explain how the mind can “see” answers to problems or decisions in the absence of explicit reasoning…