The Decision Tree

Decision-making from all perspectives

Ben Hayden, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester.


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About The Decision Tree

I run a lab at the University of Rochester that studies decision-making from all perspectives - psychology, neuroscience, animal behavior, even philosophy and popular culture. We have a special interest in self-control, and in diseases of decision-making (like addiction and obsessive compulsive disorder). This blog will discuss my research, other new studies in the field, and how classic findings help us understand today's problems - like obesity, economic turmoil, and why anyone would play the slots when blackjack is a much better deal.

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