The role of the brain in financial decisions: A viewpoint on neuroeconomics

Guillermo Mateu, Lucas Monzani, Roger Muñoz Navarro


In this article, we explain the important role neuroscience plays in economic and financial environments. Hence, we present neuroeconomics as a way to describe how decision-making processes affect brain activity, focusing especially on the importance of economic and financial decisions. We answer some questions regarding the role of emotions in finance, the psychological factors present in financial markets, and how neuropsychological stimuli affect our economic decisions. We conclude by citing the main research in the area of neuroscience in financial decision-making processes, and highlight further research projects in these areas.


financial markets; decision-making; neuroeconomics; brain

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