Lecture 13: Thinking
recorded by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
published: Jan. 4, 2013, recorded: February 2011, views: 2658
released under terms of: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike (CC-BY-NC-SA)
Report a problem or upload filesIf you have found a problem with this lecture or would like to send us extra material, articles, exercises, etc., please use our ticket system to describe your request and upload the data.
Enter your e-mail into the 'Cc' field, and we will keep you updated with your request's status.
How do we make decisions about the situations we experience every day? In this session, we'll use brain teasers and word problems to highlight some of the mechanisms that drive human thinking — e.g. functional fixedness, heuristics, and framing. The lecture also touches briefly on the role of the brain's frontal lobes in problem solving and emotions.
Keywords: thinking, functional fixedness, heuristics, anchoring, adjustment, framing, frontal lobes, risk taking, psychopathology
Link this pageWould you like to put a link to this lecture on your homepage?
Go ahead! Copy the HTML snippet !