How do you make decisions?
Neuroeconomics is a field of science that combines psychology, economics and neuroscience to investigate how people make decisions in economic situations. You use both emotion and rational logic to make decisions, such as deciding who to trust with your money. Scientists have found that the hormone oxytocin is involved in generating trust. In a research experiment set up as an economics game, ‘investors’ given oxytocin invested twice as much as a control group given a placebo spray.