Recent advances in neuroscience and physiology have shown that when we take risk, including financial risk, we do a lot more than just think about it.
We prepare for it physically. Our bodies, expecting action, switch on an emergency network of physiological circuitry, and the resulting surge in electrical and chemical activity feeds back on the brain, affecting the way it thinks. In this way, the body and the brain string together as a single entity, united in the face of challenge.
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