By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane
SPOKANE, Wash. – Researchers from Washington State University’s Sleep and Performance Research Center received a $1.7 million grant to develop and test cognitive flexibility training to combat the effects of sleep loss on decision-making under rapidly changing circumstances.
By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences science writer
SPOKANE, Wash. – The difference between life and death in the operating room, on the battlefield or during a police shootout often comes down to the ability to adapt to the unexpected. Sleep deprivation may make it difficult to do so, according to a Washington State University study published this month … » More …
By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business
PULLMAN, Wash. – With measles and other diseases once thought eradicated making a comeback in the United States, healthcare websites are on the spot to educate consumers about important health risks. Washington State University researchers say that people may be influenced more by online comments than by credible public service announcements (PSAs).
By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences
PULLMAN, Wash. – Unsure of what wheat variety to plant this year? There’s a tool for that. Need help measuring the nitrogen levels in your field, before or after harvest? There’s a tool for that too, thanks to Washington State University.
By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences
PULLMAN, Wash. – Recent discoveries in neuroscience are challenging long-held beliefs about conscious decision making or “free will.” Alfred Mele, an expert in action theory, will examine this critical intersection of science and philosophy in two free public events Jan. 23-24, at Washington State University Pullman.
Decision making as it pertains to the economics of playing the stock market, contestant behavior on the game show “Deal or No Deal,” and actions of teams in the National Football League will be discussed by Richard H. Thaler, as he presents the College of Business’ annual Brinson Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, in Todd Hall 276.Thaler, from the University of Chicago, is considered a pioneer in the fields of behavioral economics and finance. He has specialized in the study of decision making for saving and investing.The lecture “is an incredible opportunity for anyone who ever hopes to retire to learn about how … » More …