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“in a brain scanner… stocks & bonds”

This week’s Phrase of the Week is: “participants were placed in a brain scanner while they chose stocks and bonds“.

The phrase appears in a Feb 1, 2010 Carolyn Johnson article in the Boston Globe. The article describes the study “Variability in Nucleus Accumbens Activity Mediates Age-Related Suboptimal Financial Risk Taking,” Gregory R. Samanez-Larkin, Camelia M. Kuhnen, Daniel J. Yoo, and Brian Knutson, J. Neurosci., Jan 2010; 30: 1426 – 1434.

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