To rebuild takes optimism – How Dopamine Enhances an Optimism Bias in Humans #katrina #neuroscience

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When predicting financial profits [1], relationship outcomes [2], longevity [3], or professional success [4], people habitually underestimate the likelihood of future negative events (for review see [5]). This well-known bias, termed unrealistic optimism [6], is observed across age [7], culture [8], and species [9] and has a significant societal impact on domains ranging from financial markets to health and well being

How Dopamine Enhances an Optimism Bias in Humans.

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