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A letter to my mentor(s)

I look back at the times when all I had was my dream. The dream to find my purpose and be at the service of life in an authentic way. And I must say, it has been a long journey. From a housekeeper in a small, beautiful town of Minnesota to a graduate student atContinue reading “A letter to my mentor(s)”

Research paper: Testing the Brain’s Decision-Making Process In Humans

Underlying mechanisms of confidence and decision-making Our data showed that anxiety and confidence have an important role in decision-making. The self-report of the amount of effort required to solve a problem doesn’t seem to have a big effect on decision-making. However our experiment showed a positive correlation (significant in almost – but not all cases)Continue reading “Research paper: Testing the Brain’s Decision-Making Process In Humans”

Research paper: Testing the Brain’s Decision-Making Process In Humans

Results Of the 96 participants that responded to the survey, 46 were excluded due to partial survey completion. The R statistical software was used to conduct the data analysis. The non-parametric Kruskal-Wallis test showed no significant difference between the control group(general) and the experimental group (strong math background) (p= 0.6171) in decision-making. However, the Pearson CorrelationContinue reading “Research paper: Testing the Brain’s Decision-Making Process In Humans”

Research Paper: Testing the Brain’s Decision-Making Processes In Humans

Participants Undergraduate Students at Lehman College, CUNY were recruited to complete the survey. To recruit participants emails were sent to students majoring in study fields that require a strong math background such as economics, physics, computer sciences, math and accounting. These participants served as the experimental group with the assumption that they would be moreContinue reading “Research Paper: Testing the Brain’s Decision-Making Processes In Humans”

Research Paper: Testing the Brain’s Decision-Making Process In Humans

Design and Procedure The experiment took place online. A Decision-Making survey was created using the LimeSurvey tool. The survey consisted of: the consent form that explains the study demographic questions such as academic level, major an effortful mental task (e.g., a math problem or a reading-comprehension problem from Manhattan Prep GRE book in the mediumContinue reading “Research Paper: Testing the Brain’s Decision-Making Process In Humans”

Research paper: Testing the Brain’s Decision-Making Process In Humans

Introduction We all use our brains to make decisions for carrying out everyday activities. Our nervous system is designed to facilitate decision- making either automatically which is effortless or deliberately, which is effortful (Shiffrin &Schneider 1977). When thinking automatically, the brain quickly retrieves previously stored information from memory. However, when thinking deliberately, the brain mustContinue reading “Research paper: Testing the Brain’s Decision-Making Process In Humans”

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Writing A Research Paper

I will admit that writing a research paper is not as easy as I thought. We might have the greatest ideas but if we don’t know how to present it, these ideas might never come to life. Writing in science is an important skill that takes effort, time and experience. What helped me a lotContinue reading “Writing A Research Paper”

Seeking The Truth

While reading research papers and thinking about my hypothesis, I decided to stop for a while. In a previous post, when doing research I suggested we always ask ourselves “Am I looking at all evidence or only what supports my belief” but is not as simple as it sounds. I want to take a momentContinue reading “Seeking The Truth”

Mental Effort

Why studying Mental Effort is important? We all exert mental effort in our everyday activities from the most basic small decisions to the more complicated hard decisions and tasks we perform. Our nervous system is designed to do both: automatic effortless and cognitive effortful processes and tasks. Studying how our nervous system uses both theContinue reading “Mental Effort”

Introduction to Neuroscience

Neuroscience is the study of the brain in a biological level in order to understand its behavior and cognitive functions or how people think. It is a multidisciplinary science that combines psychology, anatomy, physiology, molecular biology, mathematical modeling etc. Science is a religion of skepticism M. Scott Peck Scientific thinking is not an easy process,Continue reading “Introduction to Neuroscience”

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