Tuning decisions with deep brain stimulation

‘All right, Mr. Glas*, we’ll switch you on now.’ The young neurologist is carrying an old-fashioned electronic device the size of a first-generation mobile phone. ‘I’m just going to check your battery status.’ Mr. Glas nods. The 68-year old man is exhausted. He travelled all the way to Berlin from a village in Brandenburg. Now, … Continue reading Tuning decisions with deep brain stimulation

When Emotions are misleading: Effects of Anxiety and Depression on Decision Making

Have you been feeling anxious or depressed lately? It’s okay, 2016 has been tough on all of us. Despite the discomfort that comes with negative emotions, they are a crucial part of our lives. However, when emotions get out of balance, they can lead to some pretty poor decision making. In extreme cases it can get … Continue reading When Emotions are misleading: Effects of Anxiety and Depression on Decision Making