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Neuroanatomy accounts for age-related changes in risk preferences

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, December 2016
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41 news outlets
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9 blogs
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25 tweeters
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Title
Neuroanatomy accounts for age-related changes in risk preferences
Published in
Nature Communications, December 2016
DOI 10.1038/ncomms13822
Pubmed ID
Authors

Michael A. Grubb, Agnieszka Tymula, Sharon Gilaie-Dotan, Paul W. Glimcher, Ifat Levy

Abstract

Many decisions involve uncertainty, or 'risk', regarding potential outcomes, and substantial empirical evidence has demonstrated that human aging is associated with diminished tolerance for risky rewards. Grey matter volume in a region of right posterior parietal cortex (rPPC) is predictive of preferences for risky rewards in young adults, with less grey matter volume indicating decreased tolerance for risk. That grey matter loss in parietal regions is a part of healthy aging suggests that diminished rPPC grey matter volume may have a role in modulating risk preferences in older adults. Here we report evidence for this hypothesis and show that age-related declines in rPPC grey matter volume better account for age-related changes in risk preferences than does age per se. These results provide a basis for understanding the neural mechanisms that mediate risky choice and a glimpse into the neurodevelopmental dynamics that impact decision-making in an aging population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Unknown 97 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 26%
Student > Master 17 17%
Researcher 16 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 10%
Student > Bachelor 10 10%
Other 10 10%
Unknown 10 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 27 27%
Neuroscience 20 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 6%
Social Sciences 5 5%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 5 5%
Other 17 17%
Unknown 19 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 387. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 April 2017.
All research outputs
#42,325
of 17,363,630 outputs
Outputs from Nature Communications
#585
of 34,121 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,842
of 397,329 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature Communications
#77
of 2,821 outputs
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