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Making risk-takers settle

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In rats, individual differences in risk preference and in sensitivity to gains compared with losses are controlled by a specific neuronal population, stimulation of which neutralizes risk-seeking behaviour. See Letter p.642

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Hollon, N., Phillips, P. Making risk-takers settle. Nature 531, 588–589 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature17314

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