NYT – Biology Behind the Milk of Human Kindness

November 24, 2009 Basics The Biology Behind the Milk of Human Kindness By NATALIE ANGIER Above all, be thankful for your brain’s supply of oxytocin, the small, celebrated peptide hormone that, by the looks of it, helps lubricate our every prosocial exchange, the thousands of acts of kindness, kind-of kindness and not-as-nakedly-venal-as-I-could-have-been kindness that make […]

Big-Time Financial Risk Taking: Blame It On The Genes?

This is related to kool article in The Atlantic…also “two genes that regulate dopamine and serotonin neurotransmission and have been previously linked to emotional behavior, anxiety and addiction (5-HTTLPR and DRD4) are significant determinants of risk taking in investment decisions” Big-Time Financial Risk Taking: Blame It On The Genes?ScienceDaily (Feb. 11, 2009) — Financial institutions […]