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In uncertain situations, our choices become messy

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The FINANCIAL — We are constantly making decisions in our lives, from picking an entrance gate at the station to choosing a place to live. Our expectations about the outcome drive these choices. But what if we become uncertain about a situation or are surprised by an outcome and our expectations are no longer correct? Thomas Meindertsma examined how the brain deals with uncertainty and surprise when making decisions.…

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In uncertain situations, our choices become messy

3 mins read

The FINANCIAL — We are constantly making decisions in our lives, from picking an entrance gate at the station to choosing a place to live. Our expectations about the outcome drive these choices. But what if we become uncertain about a situation or are surprised by an outcome and our expectations are no longer correct?…