The brain of an entrepreneur actually differs from the rest. Researchers at MIT conducted studies on entrepreneurs and managers who were not entrepreneurs to note these differences. The researchers documented the decision-making process using brain scans, and found that entrepreneurs were more likely to engage both sides of the frontal cortex of the brain, whereas the managers mostly used only the logical region. The study found that entrepreneurial thinking involves the quick switching back and forth between "exploratory" and "exploitative" thinking when making decisions. This "ambidextrousness" means entrepreneurs use both the logical and creative sides of the brain at once in decision-making.
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Written by Curiosity Staff February 12, 2016
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