How “Decisions” Really Get Made – Instantly and Unconsciously


My views on decision making, choice, executive function, cognitive workspace, emotions, consciousness I take from Paul Cisek – bottom line: “decisions” get made in the premotor brain areas, instantly.  The following is a bit technical but if you don’t understand something — Google it! Continue reading


Addiction and Self-Harming Behaviors


Take Aways

  • Overall, these results provide strong support for the hypothesis that impaired decision-making in SDI is associated with altered reactions to rewarding and punishing events, as well as altered elicitation of emotional signals that help forecast or anticipate the consequences of future events.

  • Some studies have reported that chronic alcohol abusers show significant alterations in the processing of facial expressions

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