Have you ever found yourself totally immobilised in the face of a decision? Why is making choices so, difficult, whether it’s deciding what to have for dinner or whether we should move across the country? This week, we spoke with neuroscientist David Redish, author of The Mind Within the Brain: How We Make Decisions and How those Decisions Go Wrong, about what is actually happening in our brains during the decision-making process. Lifehacker’s managing editor Virginia Smith joined us to take on The Trolley Problem and other classic moral dilemmas.
Our Upgrades of the Week
Every week we like to let you in on the upgrades we’ve made in our own lives. This week we talked about taking a last-minute vacation, the delightful podcast Mission to Zyxx, and the joys of listening to audio books at double the speed.