Take a stand on your decisions, or take a sit: posture does not affect risk preferences in an economic task

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Megan K. O’Brien; Alaa A. Ahmed;
  • Publisher: PeerJ Inc.
  • Journal: PeerJ,volume 2 (issn: 2167-8359, eissn: 2167-8359)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.7717/peerj.475, pmc: PMC4106193
  • Subject: Skin conductance | Kinesiology | Neuroscience | Posture | Neuroeconomics | Medicine | Prospect theory | Computational Science | R | Psychiatry and Psychology | Decision-making | Risk-sensitivity | Economic lottery | Threat

Physiological and emotional states can affect our decision-making processes, even when these states are seemingly insignificant to the decision at hand. We examined whether posture and postural threat affect decisions in a non-related economic domain. Healthy young adul... View more
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