This brilliant talk is on how to plan for stressful situations, so as to be best prepared to make the best decisions when the Coriolis in our brains are flowing freely; however, his example about how we evaluate medical risks under stress is brilliant, and worth watching for just that.


Daniel Levitin: How to stay calm when you know you'll be stressed

You're not at your best when you're stressed. In fact, your brain has evolved over millennia to release cortisol in stressful situations, inhibiting rational, logical thinking but potentially helping you survive, say, being attacked by a lion. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin thinks there's a way to avoid making critical mistakes in stressful situations, when your thinking becomes clouded -- the pre-mortem.

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