Risk taker? This is what's happening in your brain
Whether it comes to financial planning, extreme sports or dating, some people are willing to take more risks than others.
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.