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Decision Making

Decision Making

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Interprets the secular controversy about the nature of human decision-making in light of discoveries in cognitive neurosciences and research in neuroeconomics and neuroethics. This book provides the readers with the means to view and assess personal decision-making and resultant action in a different way.
An Evolutionary Hypothesis of Rationality; At the Origin of the Concept of Decision Making; The Neuro-Biological Bases of Decision Making; Towards a Science of Free Will?; The Altruistic Gene; The Cognition of Happiness; Index.
Since the dawn of time, human beings have had to make decisions. Wise or foolish, thoughtful or instinctive, altruistic or selfish, and from the most simple to the most complex, decision-making enables people to confront and overcome constant environmental challenges. Yet, despite the momentousness of decision-making in adaptability terms, men and women ignore the actual process that takes place in their minds when, for example, they invest in the stock market, buy a car, trust a person they just met, or simply decide to go to the movies. While some decisions are taken in a few seconds (when we act impulsively without time to evaluate the process), other decisions require considerable cognitive effort and accurate cost-benefit analysis. But is it only the optimal decision that deserves to be called rational? If this is the case, how then can we explain the wisdom of our instincts, of our emotions, of our 'sixth sense?' Moreover, what is the role of subjectivity, free will, desire, or


Autor: Mauro Maldonato
ISBN-13: 9781845194215
ISBN: 1845194217
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 0
Gewicht: 213 g
Format: 229x154x12 mm
Sprache: Englisch
Autor: Mauro Maldonato
Mauro Maldonato is a psychiatrist and Professor at the University of Basilicata, Italy. He was a visiting professor at many universities in Europe and North and South America. His research field are cognitive neurosciences, given particular attention to decision making, consciousness and research on research.

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Autor: Mauro Maldonato
ISBN-13:: 9781845194215
ISBN: 1845194217
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.08.2010
Gewicht: 213g
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 229x154x12 mm