26 Nov '15, 11pm

We Asked a #Neuroscientist How Bitcoin’s Highs and Lows Affect the Brain https://t.co/zcol1DpmQy

We Asked a #Neuroscientist How Bitcoin’s Highs and Lows Affect the Brain https://t.co/zcol1DpmQy

The price of a bitcoin is a fickle thing. The stock market’s behaviour is ultimately the result of the collective decision-making of many people, after all (less so today now that high-frequency trading algorithms are popular), and decisions are physiological things; they happen in the brain. Every dip in price elicits a state of emergency from some corners of the community, and the slightest rally has people losing their ever-loving shit . Researchers have done plenty of work analyzing the effects of changes in the stock market on the human brain, and vice-versa . The answer, it turns out, could be in our heads, because for every change in Bitcoin price, there are neurons that light up like a Christmas tree in response. The striatum is closely associated with decision-making, and has the densest collection of dopamine receptors in the brain, Berns said. Read full article ...

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