Many decisions are made based on our emotions and feelings which are a result of cumulative life experiences. A person’s emotional brain is able to quickly amass all information within the brain to give a person a gut feeling, an instinct, when solving some types of problems. The more experiences a person has had in particular areas, the more a person can depend on the emotional brain to make a decision. “…Intelligent institution is the result of deliberate practice.”
The ability to use emotions and focused analysis in the right situations results in a person who continually thinks about how to think. That becomes the key to becoming better decision-making. As the author states, “This is the most astonishing thing about the human brain; it can always improve itself. Tomorrow, we can make better decisions.” To understand how our brain makes decisions is to not only better understand ourselves, but it also enables us to better understand our fellow human beings.