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The four-year-olds with the same overconfidence as risk-taking bankers

The four-year-olds with the same overconfidence as risk-taking bankers 1

Illustration of the Children’s Gambling Task. Credit: University of Sussex Overconfidence in one’s own abilities despite clear evidence to the contrary is present and persistent in children as young as four, a new study by the University of Sussex Business School has revealed. The cognitive bias has been consistently observed …

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    Study finds siblings of problem gamblers also impulsive, prone to risk-taking

    Study finds siblings of problem gamblers also impulsive, prone to risk-taking 2

    Credit: CC0 Public Domain Biological siblings of people with gambling disorder also display markers of increased impulsivity and risk-taking, according to a new UBC psychology study. The findings, published today in Neuropsychopharmacology, suggest people with gambling disorder—a psychiatric term for serious gambling problems—may have pre-existing genetic vulnerabilities to the illness. …

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      Spontaneous brain fluctuations influence risk-taking

      Spontaneous brain fluctuations influence risk-taking 3

      Credit: CC0 Public Domain Minute-to-minute fluctuations in human brain activity, linked to changing levels of dopamine, impact whether we make risky decisions, finds a new UCL study. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), could explain why humans are inconsistent and sometimes irrational. “Experts …

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