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Odds are good that risky gambling choices are influenced by a single brain connection, Stanford research shows

L.A. Cicero
Jan 7 2016

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Faculty, In the News

“Activity in one brain region appears to indicate ‘uh oh, I might lose money,’ but in another seems to indicate ‘oh yay, I could win something,'” said Brian Knutson, associate professor of psychology. “The balance between this ‘uh oh’ and ‘oh yay’ activity differs between people and can determine the gambling decisions we make.”