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The role of serotonin in nonnormative risky choice: the effects of tryptophan supplements on the "reflection effect" in healthy adult volunteers.

Abstract:

Risky decision-making involves weighing good and bad outcomes against their probabilities in order to determine the relative values of candidate actions. Although human decision-making sometimes conforms to rational models of how this weighting is achieved, irrational (or nonnormative) patterns of risky choice, including shifts between risk-averse and risk-seeking choices involving equivalent-value gambles (the "reflection effect"), are frequently observed. In the present experiment, we inves...

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10.1162/jocn.2009.21122

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Murphy, SE More by this author
Longhitano, C More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Journal:
Journal of cognitive neuroscience
Volume:
21
Issue:
9
Pages:
1709-1719
Publication date:
2009-09-05
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EISSN:
1530-8898
ISSN:
0898-929X
URN:
uuid:5687076c-8650-43c2-8e4e-60bd08c8ff04
Source identifiers:
30273
Local pid:
pubs:30273

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