Brain Scans Show Risk-Taking Is A Product Of Lacking Willpower, Not Thrill-Seeking

February 5, 2014 4:38 PM

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Brain Scans Show Risk-Taking Is A Product Of Lacking Willpower, Not Thrill-Seeking

By Chris Weller | Feb 5, 2014 11:37 AM EDT

“Hit me” — a perfect encapsulation of pure risk-taking if ever there was one. Indeed, the roving gambler will chalk his chronic risk-taking up to statistical favor, or adrenaline-seeking tendencies, but new scientific research suggests it’s most likely a lack of self-control that compels people to t...

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