Successful aging was differentiated from normal aging by the following characteristics: freedom from disease and disability high cognitive and physical functioning engagement with social and productive activities. increasing attention has been paid to positive aging “from the neck up.” Successful cognitive and emotional aging as: “the development and preservation of the multidimensional cognitive structure that allows the older adult […]
Utane Sawangwit and Tom Shanks of Durham University that the errors on the “gold standard” cosmic microwave background results from the WMAP satellite may be larger than previously supposed and that the mysterious dark energy and dark matter may not even exit.
This may be a case of what you don’t know may hurt your firm and its clients. Behavioral economics was a start, but the science of how our brains drive each individual’s behavior, usually reflexively and unconsciously, is advancing far beyond that and perhaps more rapidly than most other sciences. Shouldn’t financial professionals be […]
Having sufficient mental competence to make a will or financial decision for oneself, family and business is a relatively low standard that requires less mental capacity than competence to execute a contract (wills, unlike contracts, have no adversarial interest), consent to treatment, or to stand trial.
Chronically elevated blood glucose saps cognitive function in older women, according to researchers. Studies have found a link between chronically elevated blood sugar and mild cognitive impairment or dementia, especially among older people. “We already know there’s a connection between diabetes and cognitive problems,” “Type 2 diabetes is a very common and growing problem,” Dr. Yaffe […]
We’d suggest this is the essence of felt-risk. It’s not really risk-aversion but ambiguity-aversion that drives, unconsciously and in milliseconds, much financial decision making.
(Ed – We think it worthwhile to look at research on political choice to tease out the dynamics of leadership selection and group behavior in selecting and putting some “one” in a position of hierarchy.) “Voters are heavily influenced by: Superficial Nonverbal cues Such as politicians’ appearance Voters make judgments about politicians’ competence based on […]