Instinctive and cognitive reasoning: A study of response times

Ariel Rubinstein

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    Lecture audiences and students were asked to respond to virtual decision and game situations at Several thousand observations were collected and the response time for each answer was recorded. There were significant differences in response time across responses. It is suggested that choices made instinctively, that is, on the basis of an emotional response, require less response time than choices that require the use of cognitive reasoning.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1243-1259
    Number of pages17
    JournalEconomic Journal
    Issue number523
    StatePublished - Oct 2007

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Economics and Econometrics


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