Tag Archives: decision making

Court rulings depend partly on when the judge last had a snack (TheEconomist)

“The law should be applied without fear or favour, with only cold reason and the facts of the case determining what happens to the accused. Lawyers, though, have long suspected that such lofty ideals are not always achieved in practice, … Continue reading

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Closing our eyes affects our moral judgements (Study, ResearchDigest)

“The simple act of closing our eyes has a significant effect on our moral judgement and behaviour. […] Participants with their eyes closed who heard a hypothetical scenario in which they deliberately over-estimated hours worked (so as to charge more) … Continue reading

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Gut feeling and intuition

“…finds that the trustworthiness of our intuition is really influenced by what is happening physically in our bodies. […] Dunn and his co-authors found this link between gut feelings and intuitive decision making to be stronger in people who were … Continue reading

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