Researchers report adolescent rats exposed to high fructose corn syrup in their diets were more prone to experience symptoms associated with bipolar disorder.
Researchers have identified 124 genetic variants located on 99 separate regions of the genome which are linked to a person's tolerance and willingness to take risks.
Researchers shed light on the neural mechanisms behind risk taking behaviors. The study reveals the decision to 'up the ante', even when faced with long odds, is a result of an internal bias that adds up over time and involves a 'push pull' dynamic between the two hemispheres of the brain.
Researchers report adolescent cannabis use alters the structural development of the prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain that helps control higher cognitive functions.
A new study reports teens who sleep for less than 6 hours per night are at greater risk of mental health issues, substance abuse, accidents and other risk taking behaviors.
EEG technology allows researchers to predict risk taking behaviors in people. Researchers say higher frontal midline theta power is linked to higher cognitive control, allowing people to weigh up options more intensively during the decision making process.
Researchers report those who are more prone to take risks while playing a simple children's game may be more prone to risky behaviors, like binge drinking.
Researchers report exposure to sour foods can increase our desire to take a few risks. Risk averse people, such as those with anxiety disorders, could benefit from eating sour tasting foods to help boost risk taking behaviors, such as talking to new people.