Risk taker? This is what's happening in your brain
New research looks at the role of our brains and biology in our risk-taking.
Agnieszka Tymula is a decision-scientist who uses experimental and traditional theoretical economic tools in her research.
While studying behavioural/experimental economics and choice theory as a graduate student at Bocconi University and a visiting scholar at Northwestern University, Agnieszka became convinced that understanding the biological constraints of human decision-making will be an effective way to constrain economic theory and experiments.
In order to further explore this, Agnieszka joined the Society for Neuroeconomics and became a post-doctoral researcher in Prof Paul Glimcher’s lab at the Center for Neuroeconomics at New York University. She joined the University of Sydney in July 2013.