*New Episode* Risk & Decision Making

The Brainiac episode! It turns out that our brains are super complex and absolutely fascinating. Who’d have thought?

How do we know we’re making the right decision? Whether it’s as mundane as what you’re going to eat for breakfast or as complex as navigating an emergency situation, your brain has to assess risk and make decisions all the time. Can you actually train your brain to make better decisions? That’s what our guest Dr. Russell Costa studies. He’s an associate professor of honors and neuroscience at Westminster College.

All this, plus a college student suffering from horrifying nightmares.