‘The Organised Mind’ by Daniel Levitin makes the statement that: “The decision-making network in our brains doesn’t prioritise” which he presents as one of the most useful findings in neuroscience.
This is why Obama reduces the amount of non-necessary decisions, such as what suits to wear in the morning. https://www.fastcompany.com/3026265/work-smart/always-wear-the-same-suit-obamas-presidential-productivity-secrets
I think this is useful in software design since we should only give the user relevant options. For example, in a writing application having plenty of layout options waste the users decision-making energy and should be a separate system, for when others, or the writer, are doing layouts.