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Judgements of Likelihood Under Hypoxic Conditions

Authors: Jose D Perezgonzalez [ed]

Gilbey et al (2010) carried out a pilot study for ascertaining whether mild hypoxia led to more optimistic (or pessimistic) judgements about the likelihood of life events than otherwise. Their results showed that a small group of participants did not change or only slightly changed their judgements about life events under normal and hypoxic conditions. That is, overall optimistic judgement did not change but remained slightly above average. Particular judgements did increase or decrease slightly depending on the condition, but perhaps not enough as for suggesting any sensible effect of mild hypoxia on judgement. Changes occurred in either direction, depending on the judgement, and so there was no tendency for just optimism (or pessimism) to appear more extreme under mildly hypoxic conditions than under normal conditions within this group.

Comments: 3 pages, Journal of Knowledge Advancement & Integration (ISSN 1177-4576), Wiki of Science, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License

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