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Researchers Identify First Stable Biomarker for Financial Risk-Attitudes

by Kathy Jones on  September 14, 2014 at 6:28 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
The first stable 'biomarker' for financial risk-attitudes has been revealed in a new study, which suggests that tolerance of risk could potentially be measured in billions of existing medical brain scans.
 Researchers Identify First Stable Biomarker for Financial Risk-Attitudes
Researchers Identify First Stable Biomarker for Financial Risk-Attitudes
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The study at the University of Sydney found that the grey matter volume was significantly predictive of individual risk attitudes, that is, people with higher grey matter volume of a region in the right posterior parietal cortex show less risk aversion.

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Lead author Agnieszka Tymula said that individual risk attitudes are correlated with the grey matter volume in the posterior parietal cortex suggesting existence of an anatomical biomarker for financial risk-attitude.

The findings are published in The Journal of Neuroscience.

Source: ANI
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