Stuphorn Lab Publishes Paper on Neural Basis of Risk Taking in Current Biology

MBI Researcher Veit Stuphorn and former graduate student Xiaomo Chen published a new paper on how the prefrontal cortex plays a causal role in the regulation of decision making in situations involving high risk.

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See media reports on the research at the following sites:

NPR: In Lab Turned Casino, Gambling Monkeys Help Scientists Find Risk-Taking Brain Area

Newsweek: Gambling Monkeys Reveal a Brain Area Responsible for High Risk Behavior

Discover Magazine: Gambling Monkeys Shed Light on Risky Behavior

UPI: Gambling monkeys help reveal brain region linked to risky decisions

Eurekalert/AAAS: Gambling monkeys help scientists find brain area linked to high-risk behavior

Scientific American: “Gambling Brain” Studies Make Clear Why It’s Hard to Stop Rolling the Dice

The Times of London: Monkeys give clue to help for gamblers