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In a placebo-controlled double-blinded design, with two sessions separated by 28 days, during which participants received daily doses of probiotics (or placebo), we investigated whether the prolonged and controlled intake of probiotics affects risk-taking behavior and intertemporal choices using incentivized games.
We found a significant decrease in risk-taking behavior and increase in future-oriented choices in the probiotics group, as compared to placebo. These findings provide first direct experimental evidence for the functional role of the microbiota-gut-brain axis on decision-making, creating a path for potential clinical applications and allowing for a better understanding of the underlying neural mechanisms of risk-taking behavior and intertemporal choices.
Keywords: Gut-Brain, Probiotics, Risk, Intertemporal choice
|Publication status||In preparation - 15 Oct 2021|
|Event||Society for Neuroeconomics Conference 2021 - Online|
Duration: 29 Sep 2021 → 1 Oct 2021
|Conference||Society for Neuroeconomics Conference 2021|
|Period||29/09/21 → 1/10/21|
- 1 Talk or presentation - at conference
Aline Elias Caldeira Dantas (Speaker)30 Sep 2021
Activity: Talk or presentation / Performance / Speeches › Talk or presentation - at conference › Academic