From daredevil to chicken: Scientists find off-switch for risky behavior

Whether you prefer to play it safe or wade into risky business for larger payoffs, your decision process may largely depend on a tiny bundle of cells deep in your noggin.

By tagging and tweaking those cells in the brains of high-rolling rats, researchers were able to turn them from ballsy to cautious decision-makers. More specifically, the rodents switched their preference away from pulling a lever that released a jackpot of sugary treats 25 percent of the time to another lever that served up smaller-sized treats 100 percent of the time.

Source: From daredevil to chicken: Scientists find off-switch for risky behavior

I’m sure my parents would have loved to have this for me as a kid. And as an adult I suppose.

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