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Published November 2011 | public
Journal Article

The brain's rose-colored glasses


People tend to remain overly optimistic even when faced with information about a gloomy future. A study now shows that people are selectively worse at incorporating information about a worse-than-expected future. It also describes the learning signals in the brain that correlate with this bias.

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© 2011 Nature Publishing Group, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited. Published online 26 October 2011. The authors declare no competing financial interests.

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