Neuroscientists get at the roots of pessimism: Stimulating the brain's caudate nucleus generates a negative outlook that clouds decision-making

Neuroscientists get at the roots of pessimism: Stimulating the brain's caudate nucleus generates a negative outlook that clouds decision-making

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Neuroscientists have shown that stimulating the caudate nucleus can generate negative moods that lead to irrational decision-making. Stimulating the caudate nucleus causes animals to give far more weight to the anticipated drawback of a situation than its potential benefit.

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