The Science of Rapid Decision Making

Chair of the IEEE Brain Initiative investigates how brainwaves react in various situations

10 November 2016
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IEEE Fellow Paul Sajda, chair of the IEEE Brain Initiative and professor of biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, and radiology at Columbia, shares his research on rapid decision making. In this video, you’ll learn how baseball players determine whether to swing at a fastball traveling 115 kilometers per hour, and how an airplane pilot reacts in an emergency. In his lab, Sajda and his team research brainwaves to better understand how people make quick decisions under pressure.

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