We report a preliminary study that compared decisions made in an oxygen depleted environment with those made in a normoxic environment. Participants were presented with a series of choices that involved either losses or gains. For each choise they were forced to choose between a sure thing and a gamble of the same expected value. For choices involving losses, partecipants were more risk seeking in the oxygen depleted environment; for those involving gains, no difference was found.

Decision making under hypoxia: Oxygen depletion increases risk seeking for losses but not for gains

ANTONETTI, Tommaso;SCHENA, Federico
2012-01-01

Abstract

We report a preliminary study that compared decisions made in an oxygen depleted environment with those made in a normoxic environment. Participants were presented with a series of choices that involved either losses or gains. For each choise they were forced to choose between a sure thing and a gamble of the same expected value. For choices involving losses, partecipants were more risk seeking in the oxygen depleted environment; for those involving gains, no difference was found.
2012
oxygen depletion; hypoxia; risk aversion
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