News tagged with brain reward

How neurotechnologies impact risk appetite

Researchers from the Higher School of Economics have shown that by stimulating the frontal cortex, a person's financial risk appetite can be increased temporarily. Their article on the cognitive mechanisms of risky decision-making ...

Dec 29, 2017
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The adolescent brain learns more easily

The brains of adolescents react more responsively to receiving rewards. This can lead to risky behaviour, but, according to Leiden University research, it also has a positive function: it makes learning easier. Publication ...

Dec 20, 2017
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Lack of sleep could cause mood disorders in teens

Chronic sleep deprivation—which can involve staying up late, and waking up early for work or school—has become a way of life for both kids and adults, especially with the increasing use of phones and tablets late into ...

Dec 06, 2017
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