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The Deciding Brain by Eric Kandel

The Deciding Brain

by Eric Kandel


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This eleventh episode of the Charlie Rose Brain Series focuses on decision making. The look at the famous example of Phineas Gage who lost much of his frontal lobe in a construction accident in the 19th century. After this accident Gage lost much of ability in practical decision-making which is a primary function of the prefrontal cortex of the brain. The group takes a look at a variety of decisions such as economic decision making and moral dilemmas. They discuss the famous "trolley problem" and how emotions play a major role in our moral decisions. It's another fascinating episode on the role the brain plays in our everyday decision making.

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