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The brain's rose-colored glasses

Nature Neuroscience volume 14, pages 13551356 (2011) | Download Citation

People tend to remain overly optimistic even when faced with information about a gloomy future. A study now shows that people are selectively worse at incorporating information about a worse-than-expected future. It also describes the learning signals in the brain that correlate with this bias.

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  1. Keise Izuma and Ralph Adolphs are in the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA.

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