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Why Your Brain Is Killing Your Portfolio|Wall Street Journal

Why Your Brain Is Killing Your Portfolio|Wall Street Journal | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

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In a study published last month in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers from California Institute of Technology, New York University and the University of Iowa looked at how people use past rewards to predict future payoffs.

Directly behind your forehead is a region of the brain known as the frontopolar cortex. Much larger in humans than in other primates, this area is critical to such advanced mental functions as memory, exploring new environments and making decisions about the future.

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Why Do People Choke When the Stakes Are High?

Why Do People Choke When the Stakes Are High? | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

In sports, on a game show, or just on the job, what causes people to choke when the stakes are high? A new study by researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) suggests that when there are high financial incentives to succeed, people can become so afraid of losing their potentially lucrative reward that their performance suffers.

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Tom Chatfield: 7 ways games reward the brain | Video on TED.com

Tom Chatfield: 7 ways games reward the brain | Video on TED.com | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
TED Talks We're bringing gameplay into more aspects of our lives, spending countless hours -- and real money -- exploring virtual worlds for imaginary treasures. Why?
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Dopamine: Duality of Desire | The Scientist

Dopamine: Duality of Desire | The Scientist | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

" In my book, Memoirs of an Addicted Brain, I weave together a personal account of my years of addiction with descriptions of brain states induced by drugs ranging from alcohol and LSD to heroin, as well as brain states underlying addiction itself.

Why are addicts so desperate? Why is it so hard to stop? Neuroscientists seek the answer in a single molecule: dopamine—a neuromodulator long associated with reward." (Book)

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Science Reveals Why We Brag So Much

Science Reveals Why We Brag So Much | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Talking about ourselves—whether in a personal conversation or through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter—triggers the same sensation of pleasure in the brain as food or money, researchers reported Monday. About 40% of everyday speech is devoted to telling others about what we feel or think. Now, through five brain imaging and behavioral experiments, Harvard University neuroscientists have uncovered the reason: It feels so rewarding, at the level of brain cells and synapses, that we can't help sharing our thoughts.

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