Project

Neurobiological Foundations of Decision-Making under Uncertainty and Excessive Risk-taking

We study economic, psychological and neurological foundations of economic decisions under uncertainty and excessive risk-taking. To do so, we conduct three studies, which include economic experiments, psychophysiological measurements and brain imaging (MRI). All three studies will be conducted with the same pool of participants, which consists of professional investors, pathological gamblers, patients with Parkinson's disease, patients with Parkinson's disease and impulse control disorder, and a control group. Our study is the first, which analyzes comprehensively, how experimental behavioral is correlated with central and peripheral markers and how these markers differ among our group of participants.

Start of Project 06/2013
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End of Project 05/2016

We study economic, psychological and neurological foundations of economic decisions under uncertainty and excessive risk-taking. To do so, we conduct three studies, which include economic experiments, psychophysiological measurements and brain imaging (MRI). All three studies will be conducted with the same pool of participants, which consists of professional investors, pathological gamblers, patients with Parkinson's disease, patients with Parkinson's disease and impulse control disorder, and a control group. Our study is the first, which analyzes comprehensively, how experimental behavioral is correlated with central and peripheral markers and how these markers differ among our group of participants.