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Bias in decision-making leads to poor choices and possibly depression
Employing too-simple strategies to make complex decisions can lead to poor choices, and could possibly contribute to depression -- a condition characterised by impaired decision-making
From the University College London media release:
'Bonsai trees in your head: How the Pavlovian system sculpts goal-directed choices by pruning decision trees" is published online today in PLoS Computational Biology. Journalists can obtain copies of the paper by contacting UCL Media Relations.
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Universal paid sick leave reduces spread of fluUniversal access to paid sick days would reduce flu cases in the workplace by nearly 6% and estimated it to be more effective for small, compared to large, workplaces
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