Saturday, March 28, 2009

How We Decide

I just ran across this video on the web, where Jonah Lehrer discusses how the human brain makes decisions.

I thought it was 1) fascinating and 2) spoke to my current dilemmas. It's so interesting to think about how we make decisions... And to hear that YES - Having too many options overwhelms the human brain - on a base, chemical level.

I've always suspected I'd be happier if I had a few less choices. My generation has been told since we were kids that we can "be anything we want to be" and "do anything we set our minds to"... Sounds great, but my cerebral cortex is completely overwhelmed with all the possibilities.

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