Fascinating! Provides insight into why good communication skills are important with childbearing women and ensuring true, informed choice. Application of the learning from simple bacteria to the way medicine approaches maternity care could revolutionise the way women are provided with information and supported to make choices about what is right for them.
As the researchers note:
"We learned a simple rule: Anyone who needs to make a decision under pressure in life, especially if it is a possible death decision, will take its time. She or he will review the trends of change, will render all possible chances and risks, and only then react."
Bacteria offer insights into human decision making