Brain Food

Should I Buy This Dress?

Jonah Lehrer’s How We Decide takes us into the psychology of game-time decisions: football players on the field, poker players at the table, shoppers in the changing room. Lehrer says it’s important to follow your heart, of course, but not all the time. While emotions usually come first, it’s better to reason your way out of some problems, and it’s up to you which card to play. The author is a writer for The Boston Globe’s “Ideas” section, and the paper gives him a positive review, calling the book “entertaining” and “insightful"—a must-read for anyone who wants to improve their decision-making skills.