Decision-Making, Risk-Taking Similar In Bees And Humans

Friday, June 13, 2008 - 16:21 in Psychology & Sociology

Most people think before making decisions. As it turns out, so do bees. Researchers show that when making decisions, people and bees alike are more likely to gamble on risky courses of action - rather than taking a safer option - when the differences between the various possible outcomes are easily distinguishable. When the outcomes are difficult to discern, however, both groups are far more likely to select the safer option - even if the actual probabilities of success have not changed.

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