Current Research Results

Selected research results from all research centers and groups of the Institute since 2011.

Tech-fear

November 21, 2019

The aim of this special issue, focusing on the US, Japan, and Germany, is to show to what extent fear has historically influenced the development, design, social acceptance and use of technology. more

Research investigating collective decision-making has focused primarily on the improvement of accuracy in collective decisions and less on the motives that drive individuals to make these decisions. Ralph Hertwig and colleagues argue that a strong but neglected motive for making collective decisions is minimizing the material and psychological burden of an individual’s responsibility. more

The book investigates the experiences, interpretations and practices of emotions in India between 1857 and the First World War. more

Using recent advancements in brainstem magnetic resonance imaging, we found that individual differences in learning and memory were positively associated with locus coeruleus integrity across a variety of memory tasks in both younger and older adults. more

Taming Uncertainty

September 05, 2019

How do people navigate uncertainty, making decisions under conditions of imperfect knowledge, high complexity, and time pressure? more

While resting, our brain replays experiences we made while making decisions more

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