If you make impulsive choices you should blame your parents — it’s genetic

‘Delay discounting’ is the tendency to take a smaller reward now rather than waiting for a larger one available later. According to a report presented today at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology annual meeting, delay discounting is strongly influenced by genetics. Studying 602 twins, Dr. Andrey Anokhin’s team at Washington University found that genes accounted for about half of the individual differences in this trait, which can profoundly affect daily life and psychiatric well-being. —> Read More