MAOA-L carriers are better at making optimal financial decisions under risk.

@article{Frydman2011MAOALCA,
  title={MAOA-L carriers are better at making optimal financial decisions under risk.},
  author={Cary Frydman and Colin F. Camerer and Peter Bossaerts and Antonio Rangel},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={278 1714},
  pages={2053-9}
}
Genes can affect behaviour towards risks through at least two distinct neurocomputational mechanisms: they may affect the value assigned to different risky options, or they may affect the way in which the brain adjudicates between options based on their value. We combined methods from neuroeconomics and behavioural genetics to investigate the impact that the genes encoding for monoamine oxidase-A (MAOA), the serotonin transporter (5-HTT) and the dopamine D4 receptor (DRD4) have on these two… CONTINUE READING
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