Every day we make decisions that affect our work, personal relationships and health. With stakes this high, it's no wonder many of us dread decision-making and wish we knew how to make better choices.
The first step towards making better decisions is to understand how the process works. This animation from Worldview Stanford's upcoming course, The Science of Decision Making, shows the regions of the brain that are activated as we evaluate information.
Enrollment is now open for this interdisciplinary course, which explores and applies the nitty-gritty science of making a choice. If you're unable to participate in the class, but you'd like to learn more about how to make better decisions, you can visit the Worldview Stanford blog for a sample of animations, videos and content from this course and their other offerings (.pdf).
Previously: Exploring the intelligence-gathering and decision-making processes of infants, Is there a connection between consuming mass media and making healthy choices?, Genetics may influence financial risk-taking, Stanford neurobiologist Bill Newsome: Seeking gains for the brain and How does the brain plan movement? Stanford grad students explain in a video