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Bias in decision-making leads to poor choices and may be linked to depression

When faced with making a complicated decision, our automatic instinct to avoid misfortune can result in missing out on rewards, and could even contribute to depression, according to new research. read more
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Armed with information, people make poor choices, study finds

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (4 years ago)

When faced with a choice that could yield either short-term satisfaction or longer-term benefits, people with complete information about the options generally go for the quick reward, according to new research.... Read Post

A brain reward gene influences food choices in the first years of life

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (10 months ago)

Research has suggested that a particular gene in the brain's reward system contributes to overeating and obesity in adults. This same variant has now been linked to childhood obesity and tasty food choices, particularly for girls, a... Read Post

Depression And Bad Choices Linked To Bias In Decision-Making

Health : Medical News Today (3 years ago)

A study, conducted by researchers at University College London, reveals that making a difficult decision can result in poor decisions and could be associated with depression. The study is published in the journal PLoS Computational ... Read Post

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