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What Decision Neuroscience Teaches Us About Financial Decision Making

Bossaerts, Peter (2009) What Decision Neuroscience Teaches Us About Financial Decision Making. Annual Review of Financial Economics, 1 . pp. 383-404. ISSN 1941-1367.

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Financial decision making is the outcome of complex neurophysiological processes involving, among others, constant re-evaluation of the statistics of the problem at hand, balancing of the various emotional aspects, and computation of the very value signals that are at the core of modern economic thinking. The evidence suggests that emotions play a crucial supporting role in the mathematical computations needed for reasoned choice, rather than interfering with it, even if emotions (and their mathematical counterparts) may not always be balanced appropriately. Decision neuroscience can be expected in the near future to provide a number of effective tools for improved financial decision making.

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Additional Information:© 2009 Annual Reviews. First published online as a Review in Advance on September 16, 2009.
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Official Citation:What Decision Neuroscience Teaches Us About Financial Decision Making Peter Bossaerts Annual Review of Financial Economics, Vol. 1: 383 -404 (Volume publication date December 2009)
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