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New test measures risk intelligence -- decision-making in risky situations

Tests exist for evaluating personality, intelligence and memory. However, up to now, it was not easily possible to find out how good someone is at making decisions in risky situations.
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Imaging examines risky decision making on brains of methamphetamine users

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (6 months ago)

Methamphetamine users showed less sensitivity to risk and reward in one region of the brain and greater sensitivity in other brain regions compared with non-users when performing an exercise involving risky decision making. Deficien... Read Post

Personal Experience Tilts Our Risky Decision Making

Health : Medical News Today (3 years ago)

From high-stakes gambling in a casino to deciding whether or not to buy an airplane ticket today or wait for a possible seat sale, our processes for making decisions involving risk show distinct patterns. A new study from the Univer... Read Post

New Prenatal Test For Down Syndrome Less Risky Than Amniocentesis, Scientists Say

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (6 years ago)

Pregnant women worried about their babies' genetic health face a tough decision: get prenatal gene testing and risk miscarriage, or skip the tests and miss the chance to learn of genetic defects before birth.... Read Post


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