Loss aversion remains to be a vibrant research topic in decision neuroscience. In this talk, I review our previous research regarding how individual prospective loss aversion is modulated by personality trait and pharmacological manipulation. I then provide some unpublished correlational and causal evidence. To demonstrate how people’s attitudes towards retrospective loss might also influence their choice behavior in a value decision task. Finally, I’ll discuss the roles played by different brain regions involved in biasing people’s behavior toward financial loss.
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