It was one thing to have Walter Cronkite to read the daily news. It might be very very different to live under a barrage of pundits.
Why? Because, the brain relinquishes responsibility when a trusted authority provides expertise.
Results showed that brain regions consistent with decision-making were active in participants when making choices on their own; however, there occurred an offloading of the decision-making process in the presence of expert advice.
A brain scan study shows that people who watch financial news channels and then decide how to invest are probably thinking less.