How do we make choices ? From mundane tasks to life-altering decisions, the human brain has to weight the options and choose with limited knowledge the path to take: either stay on the safe side of things, or take a walk on the wild side of things, with a riskier choice that offers potentially great, or terrible, outcomes.
Faced with this kind of choices, as we all are, some people are more prone to taking risky decisions than others. Our grantee, Dr Fanny Cazettes, is working @champalimaudfoundation to understand precisely the neural mechanisms that govern our decision-making processes: why do we sometimes persist in a direction that doesnt work? Or, on the contrary, why do some people keep taking risky decisions with sometimes dangerous outcomes?
Read (in French) about Dr. Cazette’s #research in her article on ou partner's @theconversationdotcom website to learn more about how she studies the way our brains take decisions, and the tremendous applications it could have for preventing #addiction and treating #depression [https://theconversation.com/comprendre-comment-le-cerveau-fait-ses-choix-108191]