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Risk and Reward Compete in Brain

October 9, 2008

Antoine Bechara and Gui Xue An imaging study followed up on previous lesion studies to pinpoint regions of the brain involved in risk management. The study found that individuals' response to risk and reward can be gauged from activity in two distinct brain regions. Full Story

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