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The Get Better Podcast: Daniel Krawczyk - Decisions Decisions
December 17, 2018 Jeremy Oster
The Get Better Podcast

The Get Better Podcast: Daniel Krawczyk - Decisions Decisions

December 17, 2018

Jeremy Oster

We make a multitude of decisions in our daily lives every day. Some decisions are made with little or zero thought, while others are complex decisions which require enormous amounts of data and require tremendous brain power. These decisions simple or complex, are also influenced by a number of factors including our emotions, the people around us, the media, as well as how we were raised to name a few. Daniel Krawczyk is Professor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences and holds the Francis Chair at The University of Texas at Dallas. He is the acting Deputy Director of the Center for Brain Health in Dallas. He is also Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dan joins us today to speak about his work, lending some perspective based on his work in reasoning and decision-making  through an approach that combines neuro-imaging, cognitive psychology, and human neuropsychology. He has investigated the neural basis of reasoning in healthy adults, adolescents, and individuals with disorders including dementia, brain injury, and autism spectrum disorders. His work has focused on reasoning by analogy and metaphor comprehension.

We make a multitude of decisions in our daily lives every day. Some decisions are made with little or zero thought, while others are complex decisions which require enormous amounts of data and require tremendous brain power. These decisions simple or complex, are also influenced by a number of factors including our emotions, the people around us, the media, as well as how we were raised to name a few. Daniel Krawczyk is Professor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences and holds the Francis Chair at The University of Texas at Dallas. He is the acting Deputy Director of the Center for Brain Health in Dallas. He is also Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dan joins us today to speak about his work, lending some perspective based on his work in reasoning and decision-making  through an approach that combines neuro-imaging, cognitive psychology, and human neuropsychology. He has investigated the neural basis of reasoning in healthy adults, adolescents, and individuals with disorders including dementia, brain injury, and autism spectrum disorders. His work has focused on reasoning by analogy and metaphor comprehension.

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