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Daniel M. Wolpert, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience; Principal Investigator at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute

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Decision Making August 16, 2018

How People Use, and Lose, Preexisting Biases to Make Decisions

New Columbia research shows that the human brain employs precise, mathematical logic to decision-making, revealing new insight into the brain science that guides learning.

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Videos Featuring Daniel Wolpert

The Real Reason for Brains

Neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert starts from a surprising premise: the brain evolved, not to think or feel, but to control movement. In this entertaining, data-rich TED talk he gives us a glimpse into how the brain creates the grace and agility of human motion.