The Biology Of Risk-Taking

A derivatives trader turned Cambridge University neuroscientist, was fascinated by the biological processes at work on his old hunting ground of the trading floor. He has identified two key hormones that have a huge impact on how we work: testosterone, which feeds our appetite for risk; and cortisol, which inhibits our appetite for risk.

When traders turn up risk a notch,
Check the one who holds his crotch.

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