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.
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.
People prefer to play virtual slot machines that provide casino-related cues, such as the sound of coins dropping or symbols of dollar signs. Cues associated with money and winning makes virtual slot machines more attractive and bigger wins more memorable.
According to a new study, those addicted to cocaine have strong motivation to seek out rewards, but exhibit an impaired ability to adjust their behavior and are less fulfilled when they achieve their desired goal.
In the face of natural disasters, women tend to take the risks far more seriously but have trouble convincing men their concerns are a priority.
A neuroimaging study reports connections between certain brain regions are amplified in teens who are more prone to taking risks.
Researchers suggest older people may be less likely to take risks due to declining dopamine levels.
Researchers explore the link between different life circumstances and risk taking behaviors in older people.