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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bank Error in Your Favor? But... Can You Keep the Cash? - NBC News

Lieberman, a former neuroscientist, speculated on how a person might make such a bad decision. The same part of the brain that gives us a rush when, say, we win a hand of cards, kicks in when we confront a scenario like unexpected money, Lieberman suggested. The limbic system is like the rewards circuitry. "There's a lot of dopamine signaling ... your heart rate goes up, your pupils dilate, you start sweating. That's when you make bad decisions. A lot of this is evolutionary response."


Thank goodness for neuroscientists.

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A distinguished British bank once wrote to my wife declaring that her account (which wasn't hers) had a balance of about one third of a million pounds sterling. What should we have done, Aunt Tom?

Posted by: dearieme | Mar 20, 2017 6:36:55 AM