decision making

mental health

Study Says Psychopaths DO Feel Remorse

They just don't act like they do.
Denny Watkins
2.9.17
children

Children Are Not as Evil as Previously Thought, Study Says

New research challenges the pre-existing scientific view that children are immature in their decision-making. The lead author explains why children are capable of better moral judgment than previously thought.
Sirin Kale
9.23.16
News

How Your Brain Determines If You're a Santa or a Scrooge

New research links the region of the brain associated with fear and the hormone oxytocin to the giving spirit.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.14.15
Xbox One

Why 'True' AI In Video Games Is a Marketing Gimmick

Don’t expect to have a HAL 9000 moment with your Xbox any time soon.
Jordan Pearson
12.9.15
VICE vs Video games

‘Invisible, Inc.’ Is the Best Strategy Game of 2015

Klei's turn-based spy caper made its way into VICE Gaming's top 20 of 2015, and here's why.
Jake Tucker
12.9.15
Science

Neuroscience Explains Why People Choke During Spelling Bees

I finally know what part of my brain made me fumble in fifth grade.
Jordan Pearson
11.5.14
robots

Here's What Your Robot Is Thinking When It Slams into a Wall

MIT researchers designed a way to visualize a robot’s plan of action.
Jordan Pearson
10.29.14
Motherboard Blog

The Grand Mystery of How Your Brain Makes a Really Simple Choice

New research points to how humans and other animals understand "good" and "bad."
Michael Byrne
11.25.13
Motherboard Blog

When You’re Poor, Bad Decisions Are Rational

When delaying gratification becomes a fool's errand.
ALEC LIU
11.24.13
Motherboard Blog

Science Proves That Life Is One Big Action Movie

The fear of pain is actually worse than the pain itself.
Derek Mead
11.21.13
Motherboard Blog

Stop Sleeping: It Makes You Too Rational

New research published in the _Journal of Neuroscience_ shows pretty strong evidence that sleep deprivation tips our decision-making scales in the optimistic direction, or more specifically, the over-optimistic direction.
SAM MCDOUGLE
3.23.11