Brian Knutson

Stanford University - Psychology

Assistant Professor

Stanford, CA 94305

United States

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

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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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 - Psychology
Downloads 584 (46,692)
Citation 2

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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 - Psychology
Downloads 502 (56,609)
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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, Yale University - Department of Psychology and Stanford University - 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 - Psychology and Yale University - Department of Psychology
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assets, debt, learning, affect, psychology, neuroscience

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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
Yale University - Department of Psychology and Stanford University - Psychology
Downloads 236 (132,785)

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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 - Psychology, Columbia University, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School & NBER and University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
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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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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
Yale University - Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School & NBER, Stanford University - Psychology and Stanford University - Psychology
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neuroeconomics, neurofinance, brain, aging, financial risk taking, mistakes, nucleus accumbens, striatum, 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
Yale University - Department of Psychology and Stanford University - Psychology
Downloads 87 (296,823)

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

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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 - Psychology, University of Melbourne - Department of Finance and Stanford University - Psychology
Downloads 79 (314,779)
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neuroeconomics, fmri, nucleus accumbens, insula, decision-making, affect, finance, gain, loss, reward, punishment, human

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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 - Psychology, Yale University - Department of Psychology and University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School & NBER
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neuroeconomics, neurofinance, financial decision making, learning, gain, loss

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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
Yale University - Department of Psychology, 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 - Psychology
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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
Yale University - Department of Psychology, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Stanford University - Stanford Center on Longevity and Stanford University - Psychology
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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
Yale University - Department of Psychology, Stanford University - Psychology and Stanford University - Psychology
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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
Yale University - Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University - Department of Psychology, University of Basel, Stanford University - Psychology and Stanford University - Psychology
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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
Yale University - Department of Psychology, UNC Charlotte, Stanford University, Stanford University and Stanford University - 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 - Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford University, Market Psychology Consulting and Stanford University

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