Are you good at making decisions under pressure? If not, congratulations: You’re human. High-stress situations trigger the release of cortisol, which inhibits rational thinking. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin recommends practicing “prospective hindsight,” also called “pre-mortem” planning, to make the right, logical choice when life goes awry. getAbstract believes everyone in this high-stress world will find Levitin’s life hacks helpful.
In this summary, you will learn
- How cortisol inhibits rational thinking and
- How “prospective hindsight” and “pre-mortem” planning can help you make smarter decisions in high-stress situations.
About the Speaker
Daniel Levitin is a neuroscientist at McGill University and author of The Organized Mind.