Can we guess your age based on how you respond to danger?

Research has found that we keep getting more likely to take risks all the way up to the age of 50. Can we guess how old you are based on your response to risky situations? Take the quiz. 

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The Independent Online

Your willingness to take risks keeps rising until it peaks at around 50 years old, research from the University of Oregon has shown.

Most people believe that the younger you are, the more likely you are to take risks.

The majority of people associate recklessness with teenage years and early twenties, assuming that it begins to decline once your hormones die down.

A new study from the University of Oregon, however, suggests that our willingness to take risks does not actually begin to decline until we reach 50, which means that if you're 40 years old, you're yet to peak!

Participants in the study were asked to enter pay a dollar to solve a maths problem. If they solved it, they would get a payoff - simple as that. 

However, they could choose to play against other people, which reduced the likelihood of them getting a payoff at all - but meant they'd win more money if they solved it in competition with others. 

"We expected to find the competitive risk-taking going down," said economist William Harbaugh "Seeing it going up to age 50 was surprising."

Can we guess your age based on how willing you are to take risks? Take the quiz below to find out. 


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