Serotonin shapes risky decision making in monkeys.

@article{Long2009SerotoninSR,
  title={Serotonin shapes risky decision making in monkeys.},
  author={Arwen B Long and Cynthia M. Kuhn and Michael L. Platt},
  journal={Social cognitive and affective neuroscience},
  year={2009},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={346-56}
}
Some people love taking risks, while others avoid gambles at all costs. The neural mechanisms underlying individual variation in preference for risky or certain outcomes, however, remain poorly understood. Although behavioral pathologies associated with compulsive gambling, addiction and other psychiatric disorders implicate deficient serotonin signaling in pathological decision making, there is little experimental evidence demonstrating a link between serotonin and risky decision making, in… CONTINUE READING
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