Oxytocin and … irrational exuberance?

Posted: September 2nd, 2010 | Author: skwilcox | Filed under: News, Trust | No Comments »
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Well, Dr. Zak – who really might as well change his name to Dr. Oxytocin – is at it again. This time he's examining whether stock market bubbles have a physiological basis. You guessed it: oxytocin. The hormone may play a role in investors' willingness to trust people they don't know well, which may have led to irrational investment decisions and market bubbles. For more information on his talk, go to the press release at http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20100830005994/en.

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