Under many conditions (including difficult and stressful ones), people rely on heuristics (cognitive shortcuts that enable decisions) and are prone to effects of social processes such as groupthink. We have a guide from more than fifty years of data in experimental psychology and experimental brain research to understand how human rationality and reason is bounded… Read More
Sleep is hugely under-rated as a cognitive enhancer – proper sleep is a necessity Main health effects of sleep deprivation (See Wikipedia:Sleep deprivation). Model: Mikael Häggström. To discuss image, please see Template talk:Häggström diagrams (Photo credit: Wikipedia) for learning and memory, processes at the core of cognition. But sleep has lots more functions than enhancing cognition.… Read More
Via my Brain for Business blog, a short piece on the adaptive rationality of nonconscious decision-making processes and the work of Gerd Gigerenzer. h/t: the HBR Blog Network – Harvard Business Review.