Prioritizing and Discarding Information

Do you think like a chemist? Do you sometimes discard information without even knowing it?

Associate professor of psychology John Coley recently published an article in the journal PLOSOne that indi­cates a dis­con­nect between our con­scious and sub­con­scious decision-​​making.

In the study chemists were asked to scan data and determine which would be best for future drug-discovery efforts.

Coley and his colleagues write that the chemists made subconscious decisions regarding the data and the information available to them.

You can find a full article on Coley’s study, here.

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