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The Atlantic: The hormone surges that keep winners winning


To consider that individual neurobiology might impact things as rational and complex as, say, stock markets seems rather radical. Yet that’s precisely what trader-turned-neuroscientist Dr John Coates from Cambridge Judge Business School, explores in The Hour Between Dog and Wolf: Risk Taking, Gut Feelings and the Biology of Boom and Bust – an ambitious look at how body chemistry affects high-stakes financial trading, in which Coates sets out to construct – and deconstruct – a “universal biology of risk-taking”

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