Rats replay memories forward and backwards to make decisions

Watching the way rat brains replay their memories forward and backward while making a decision let researchers predict what it would decide.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis | Dec. 11, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine brains decisions memory

Opioid relapse is more likely when risks seem OK

Tolerance for risk may indicate a higher chance for relapse among people getting treatment for opioid addiction, research finds.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Dec. 9, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine addiction decisions opioids risk

Trying to read the ‘mind of a group’ shapes our decisions online

When we try to make decisions in a group, our predictions about how the "mind of the group" will react to our actions shape what we choose, researchers say.

U. Washington | Dec. 5, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture artificial-intelligence decisions internet social-lives social-media

87% of Danes want to avoid meat-free meals

A food survey in Denmark shows resistance to meat-free meals. Is reducing meat across meals a better strategy than telling people to go vegetarian?

Nanna Birk-U. Copenhagen | Nov. 29, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine decisions food meat sustainability

87% of Danes want to avoid meat-free meals

A food survey in Denmark shows resistance to meat-free meals. Is reducing meat across meals a better strategy than telling people to go vegetarian?

Nanna Birk-U. Copenhagen | Nov. 29, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine decisions food meat sustainability

You learn more from success than failure

Though you've probably heard a lot about learning from failure, new research finds we learn a lot more from our successes.

U. Chicago | Oct. 29, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture attention decisions emotions learning

Framework would make AI decisions less murky

"We think this is a significant step toward achieving fully transparent AI."

Matt Shipman-NC State | Oct. 22, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology society-and-culture artificial-intelligence decisions

Monkeys outdo us in flexible thinking

Monkeys have a lot more cognitive flexibility than we do when it comes to exploring different ways to solve a problem, a new study shows.

Anna Varela - Georgia State | Oct. 16, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology brains decisions efficiency learning strategy

There’s a simple way to make healthy food appealing

"...in retrospect it's like, of course, why haven't we been focusing on making healthy foods more delicious and indulgent all along?"

Nathan Collins-Stanford | Oct. 3, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine decisions emotions food language taste

1-minute video: How to choose a toothbrush

How to choose a toothbrush? To pick the right one, you have to consider the needs of your hand, mouth, teeth, and gums.

Texas A&M University | Sept. 17, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine decisions dentistry teeth

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