Money and Behaviour: How Lack of Money Harms Intelligence and Influences Decisions

  • Shin Suzuki
  • From BBC News Brazil to Sao Paulo

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It’s a familiar picture these days: budgets are tight and losses are constant. Then unexpected expenses arise. The car broke down and the repair will cost much more than expected.

The brain must find a way out: Is it delaying certain bills to secure the mechanic’s money? Is he applying for a loan to help with already strained finances?

Whichever path you choose, efforts to get out of financial trouble – or just to survive – have important consequences for cognition.

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