Betting behaviour is linked to genes: US study
Published on Jun 17, 2014 6:51 AM
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Want to make a bet? The answer probably lies in your genes.
Researchers said on Monday that a study of more than 200 people has shown that genetics plays a big role in how a person acts when it comes to betting and investing.
The genes in question affect the role of dopamine, a chemical released in the brain that signals pleasure and motivates people to seek rewards.
Dopamine is already known to play a role in social interactions, but researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, said their study is the first to show how genes govern the way dopamine functions in the brain.
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