The Basis of Individual Risk-Taking, Using Bats as a Model

Arjan boonman

Nationality Dutch

Year of selection 2011

Institution Tel Aviv University

Country Israel

Risk Health

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

2 years

120000 €

Bats and humans : what makes us take risks?

Why are some people more prone to taking risks? By observing a community of bats, Dr. Arjan Boonman is studying the combined influence of the four possible factors that drive risk taking: genetic, social, physiological and past experience. Bats, like humans, live in social structures where each of them makes individual behavioral decisions. Boonman will create a portrait of the typical risk seeker, providing a better understanding of the causes of risk taking in bats and therefore in humans.

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