Brian Knutson

Stanford University - Department of Psychology

Assistant Professor

Stanford, CA 94305

United States

http://psychology.stanford.edu/~knutson

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

16

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Scholarly Papers (16)

1.

The Neural Basis of Financial Risk Taking

Neuron, Vol. 47, pp. 763-770, September 1, 2005
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 10 Sep 2005
Camelia M. Kuhnen and Brian Knutson
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School & NBER and Stanford University - Department of Psychology
Downloads 622 (59,510)
Citation 7

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Neuroeconomics, neurofinance, brain, investing, emotions, affect

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The Influence of Affect on Beliefs, Preferences and Financial Decisions

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 12 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2009
Camelia M. Kuhnen and Brian Knutson
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School & NBER and Stanford University - Department of Psychology
Downloads 519 (74,732)
Citation 18

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affect, emotions, beliefs, risk taking, learning, limbic system, neuroeconomics, neurofinance

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Serotonergic Genotypes, Neuroticism, and Financial Choices

PLoS ONE, 8 (1), January 2013
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 08 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2014
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School & NBER, Duke University - Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and Stanford University - Department of Psychology
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neuroeconomics, neurofinance, genetics, serotonin, financial risk taking, emotions

4.

Brain, Decision, and Debt

In R. Brubaker, R. M. Lawless, & C. J. Tabb (Eds.) A Debtor World: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Debt (pp. 167–180). New York: Oxford University Press, 2012
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 02 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2015
Brian Knutson and Gregory R. Samanez-Larkin
Stanford University - Department of Psychology and Duke University - Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Downloads 307 (136,034)

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assets, debt, learning, affect, psychology, neuroscience

5.

Reward Processing and Risky Decision Making in the Aging Brain

V. Reyna & V. Zayas, eds., The Neuroscience of Risky Decision Making, American Psychological Association, 2014
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 23 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2015
Gregory R. Samanez-Larkin and Brian Knutson
Duke University - Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and Stanford University - Department of Psychology
Downloads 249 (168,339)

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aging, reward, risk, affect, cognition, decision making, striatum, insula, prefrontal cortex

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Nucleus Accumbens Activation Mediates the Influence of Reward Cues on Financial Risk-Taking

NeuroReport, Vol. 19, No. 5, pp. 509-513, March 2008
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 01 Apr 2008
Stanford University - Department of Psychology, Columbia University, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School & NBER and University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Downloads 210 (197,883)
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neuroeconomics, neurofinance, brain, financial risk taking, risk preferences, decision making, nucleus accumbens, striatum, reward cues, FMRI, brain imaging

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Decision Making in the Ageing Brain: Changes in Affective and Motivational Circuits

Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 16 (5), 278-289.
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 08 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2015
Gregory R. Samanez-Larkin and Brian Knutson
Duke University - Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and Stanford University - Department of Psychology
Downloads 104 (345,970)
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aging, neuroscience, reward, risk, affect, cognition, decision making, striatum, insula, prefrontal cortex

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Variability in Nucleus Accumbens Activity Mediates Age-Related Suboptimal Financial Risk Taking

Journal of Neuroscience, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 1426-1434, January 2010
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 03 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 28 Mar 2016
Duke University - Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School & NBER, Stanford University - Department of Psychology and Stanford University - Department of Psychology
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neuroeconomics, neurofinance, brain, aging, financial risk taking, mistakes, nucleus accumbens, striatum, FMRI, brain imaging

9.

Gain and Loss Learning Differentially Contribute to Life Financial Outcomes

PLOS ONE, Vol. 6, No. 9, September 2011
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 17 Sep 2011
Stanford University - Department of Psychology, Duke University - Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School & NBER
Downloads 86 (390,131)

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neuroeconomics, neurofinance, financial decision making, learning, gain, loss

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The Affective Impact of Financial Skewness on Neural Activity and Choice

PLoS ONE, Vol. 6, No. 2, February 2011
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 17 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 22 Feb 2011
Charlene C. Wu, Peter Bossaerts and Brian Knutson
Stanford University - Department of Psychology, University of Melbourne - Department of Finance and Stanford University - Department of Psychology
Downloads 84 (395,544)
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neuroeconomics, fmri, nucleus accumbens, insula, decision-making, affect, finance, gain, loss, reward, punishment, human

11.

Anticipation of Monetary Gain but Not Loss in Healthy Older Adults

Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 10, No. 6, pp. 787-791, June 2007
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 20 Sep 2010
Duke University - Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Stanford University, affiliation not provided to SSRN, National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health - Division of Behavioral and Social Research, Stanford University - Stanford Center on Longevity and Stanford University - Department of Psychology
Downloads 41 (556,061)
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aging, brain, neuroeconomics, fMRI, caudate, insula

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Individual Differences in Insular Sensitivity During Loss Anticipation Predict Avoidance Learning

Psychological Science, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 320-323, April 2008
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 20 Sep 2010
Duke University - Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Stanford University - Stanford Center on Longevity and Stanford University - Department of Psychology
Downloads 34 (592,946)

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insula, avoidance, learning, anticipation, fMRI, brain

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Expected Value Information Improves Financial Risk Taking Across the Adult Life Span

Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 207–217, 2011
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 28 Mar 2016
Duke University - Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Stanford University - Department of Psychology and Stanford University - Department of Psychology
Downloads 29 (622,730)

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aging, decision making, learning, memory, reward, fMRI, investment decision making, neurofinance, experimental finance

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Adult Age Differences in Frontostriatal Representation of Prediction Error But Not Reward Outcome

Cognitive Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 14 (2), 672-682, 2014
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 29 Oct 2015
Duke University - Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Texas A&M University - Department of Psychology, University of Basel, Stanford University - Department of Psychology and Stanford University - Department of Psychology
Downloads 16 (716,757)

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Aging, Reward, Motivation, Learning, Decision making, Medial prefrontal cortex, Ventral striatum

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Frontostriatal White Matter Integrity Mediates Adult Age Differences in Probabilistic Reward Learning

Journal of Neuroscience, 32(15), 5333–5337, 2012
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 02 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2015
Duke University - Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, UNC Charlotte, Stanford University, Stanford University and Stanford University - Department of Psychology
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aging, learning, decision making, neuroimaging

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Distributed Neural Representation of Expected Value

Journal of Neuroscience, Vol. 25, pp. 4806-4812, May 11, 2005
Posted: 21 May 2005
Stanford University - Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford University, Market Psychology Consulting and Stanford University

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Expected, value, probability, fmri, arousal, accumbens, prefrontal