Keyword: decision making

Decision making - this is the cognitive process of selecting a course or action among alternatives, a problem-solving activity that in principle is expected to identify the optimal solution to meet individual or task goals, although bias usually affects decisions. The decision maker has many influences on their selection including their needs, values, preferences, beliefs, knowledge and their environment. Decision making is an area of intense study in neuroscience and using techniques like fMRI and EEG, we can study brain activity patterns during decision making in different brain regions.

  • Summaries

  • News

Summaries tagged with 'decision making': about 1 result

The prefrontal cortex and obesity: a health neuroscience perspective
Research Summary - Humans have a strong and reliable preference for foods that are high in fat and sugar, which is thought to be an evolutionary outcome. As a species, we prefer...

News articles tagged with 'decision making': about 7 results

BrainsCAN - Pandemic forcing food to your emotional rescue

BrainsCAN - Adolescents prone to poor dietary choices, leading to changes in the brain

BrainsCAN - Western University develops first-of-its-kind task-based map of the human cerebellum

BrainsCAN - BrainsCAN Postdoctoral Associates receive CIHR Fellowships

BrainsCAN - Thinking beyond the neuron: BrainsCAN research examines how extracellular components can control memory formation

BrainsCAN - New BrainsCAN review suggests a reciprocal relationship between obesity and self-control

Western News - Brain game doesn't offer brain gain