Eating and Random-Decision Making

We have read about how hunger helps us in decision making. Primary evidence in this regards comes to us from a study titled ‘Always Gamble on an Empty Stomach: Hunger Is Associated with Advantageous Decision Making (Ridder, Kroese, Adriaanse, and Evans 2014), which in turn is based on what is known as the ‘Iowa Gambling … Read more

Stress and Random Decision-Making

Stress and decision-making are inextricably linked. Not to mention, it is a two-way relationship in that stress can help you make random decisions, but it can also result in costly mistakes. As we noted in an earlier post, stress is an inbred evolutionary mechanism since time immemorial. In fact, it even predates the development of … Read more