Last Updated: 10/17/2012*
The challenges to the American intelligence community have never been greater. Uprisings in the Middle East, the campaign to contain nuclear proliferation, civil infighting in the developing world, terrorist attacks -- the issues the country's intelligence analysts must confront are immense and proliferating.
These efforts could be greatly aided by insights from an exciting field called cognitive science. Put simply, cognitive science investigates how we think. Recent findings from this field have fundamentally reshaped our understanding of human decision-making.
Read more in an op-ed written by Don Kretz, Raytheon lead cognitive scientist, in The Hill.
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