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How Does the Brain Value Moral Choices?

You can judge someone’s (or a particular group’s) understanding of basic morality by whether they are against harming others for personal gain. New research is helping us understand how this basic morality functions in the brain. Published in Nature Neuroscience, the study titled “Moral transgressions corrupt neural representations of value” identifies a neural process that reflects a reduced desire to […]

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Hasty Decisions Reduce Accuracy – The Speed-Accuracy Trade-Off

In making decisions, there is a balance between the speed we arrive at a decision and the degree of accuracy with which that decision will give us what we expected. This is called the speed-accuracy trade-off, where hasty decisions tend to be suboptimal than slower deliberate decisions. In general, the quicker we make a decision the more error-prone it is. […]

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