Britons just need nudge to drive better or opt for healthier drinks, says report Britons are making healthier drink choices, driving on safer roads and achieving higher exam scores with the help of a nudge, according to a report. The … Continue reading Nudging in UK
The Loneliest Neuron There it lives, the loneliest neuron. The neuron that lies furthest from the outside world. Furthest from the inputs from your senses; furthest from the outputs to your muscles. It will never know the taste of a … Continue reading Brain building
Find a gym buddy – not letting them down may be the most powerful incentive to get exercising Spreading information about the benefits of exercise – including how it reduces the risk of chronic diseases and improves mental health and … Continue reading Team dynamics and information
The Underclass Origins of the Little Black Dress Last week, Sotheby’s auctioned off 140 little black dresses. The event, “Les Petites Robes Noires, 1921–2010,” featured vintage dresses collected by the fashion antiquarian Didier Ludot. A dazzling mix of silk faille, … Continue reading Working-class design
Can we trust government to correct our cognitive biases? Economist Richard Thaler recently won the 2017 Nobel Prize in economics for his important work documenting widespread cognitive errors in human decision-making. All too often, people fail to act as rationally … Continue reading Are politicians biased?
Mass hysteria may explain ‘sonic attacks’ in Cuba, say top neurologists Senior neurologists have suggested that a spate of mysterious ailments among US diplomats in Cuba – which has caused a diplomat rift between the two countries – could have … Continue reading Psychogenic facts
Changing behaviors may be easier when people see norms changing, Stanford research finds Whether it be for the environment, one’s health or other important causes, convincing people to adopt new or uncommon behaviors can be difficult. One reason is that … Continue reading Nudging social norms