Scientists: risky behavior is contagious

The person's attitude to gambling depends on the environment. This is indicated by the results of recent work. In the experiment, researchers observed the brain activity of volunteers undertaking different activities.

Subjects were first asked to play the gambling game. If they agreed, then chose from two options: to receive $ 10 to finish the game or get a large amount with the possibility of losing own money.

In the second phase of the experiment investigated the effect of the environment on the decision of the volunteer. It turned out that the excitement surrounding be transferred to man. If around are going people who love to risk, this feature quickly copied by others.

Perhaps that is why the presence in a gambling establishment man who constantly win large sums, spurring others to great rates and a long period of the game.

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