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Spontaneous brain fluctuations influence risk-taking

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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 have long struggled to explain why people are so erratic, making one decision one day and the opposite decision another day. We know that the brain is constantly active, even when we aren’t doing anything, so we wondered if this background activity affects our decision-making,” said the study’s co-lead author, Dr Tobias Hauser (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology).


Author: @DailyCupofYoga

Source: neurosciencenews.com

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