How brain imaging can be used to predict the stock market

qz.com Published: July 13, 2014
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Some shares have new owners every second. Today much of the buying and selling is done by computers, but some still rely on human intuition—the gut feeling of the experienced trader, Quartz reports.



“Nobody can predict the market, but traders are expected to,” Richard Taffler, professor of finance at the University of Warwick said. “This creates anxiety.” So emotions must play an important role in driving financial markets. Understanding what happens in the brains of traders as prices move up and down could possibly tell us something about the markets future developments.

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