The Brain with David Eagleman

How Do I Decide?

Dr. David Eagleman takes a journey through the unseen world of decisions and how they get made inside your brain. Your emotions, your energy level, and your memories all come together in concert to help you neural networks decide what to do next.

How Do I Decide?

55m 11s

Dr. David Eagleman takes a journey through the unseen world of decisions and how they get made inside your brain. Your emotions, your energy level, and your memories all come together in concert to help you neural networks decide what to do next.

Previews + Extras

  • How Do I Decide? | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How Do I Decide? | Preview

    S1 E4 - 30s

    Explore how the brain navigates the myriad of conscious and unconscious decisions we make daily.

  • Episode 4 | The Conflict Within: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 4 | The Conflict Within

    S1 E4 - 1m 41s

    Every time you are faced with a decision, there is a storm of activity inside your brain as rival networks compete to win.

  • Episode 4 | The Stroop Test: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 4 | The Stroop Test

    S1 E4 - 1m 27s

    The Stroop test allows you to feel the pull of rival networks competing with each other as you try to name a color.

  • Episode 4 | The Trolley Dilemma: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 4 | The Trolley Dilemma

    S1 E4 - 3m 16s

    Experience the trolley dilemma and decide for yourself whether you would trade one life for four lives. Two trolley dilemmas involve very different systems in the brain.

  • Episode 4 | The Iowa Gambling Task: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 4 | The Iowa Gambling Task

    S1 E4 - 3m 33s

    The Iowa Gambling Task is a way to witness a "gut" decision or a "hunch" as it forms unconsciously before a conscious decision is made.

  • Episode 4 | Energy and Judgement: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 4 | Energy and Judgement

    S1 E4 - 2m 4s

    An analysis of 1,000 decisions made by judges in parole hearings revealed that one factor made prisoners three times more likely to be granted parole.

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